SEI Stories

Speaking Up

This month, some students have put their minds to a unique challenge. International Institute of Akron’s (IIA) Inquiring Minds Summer Debate Camp has welcomed 24 students to participate in debate exercises and lectures at the National Inventors Hall of Fame® STEM Middle School. The camp kicked-off on June 14 and will continue through June 24. Read more about the camp at this link.

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Personal Development Paves Clear Path to Success

It’s very likely Davontre Cohen’s involvement in Boys & Girls Clubs from a young age had something to do with the maturity and character he expresses today. A lot to do with it. “As they say here at Boys & Girls Clubs, ‘Great futures start here,’” Cohen says. “I truly believe it.” Read more about Cohen’s experience with Boys & Girls Clubs in this story.

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Learning to Love Reading

For some students, reading is a struggle to master. More so, it’s an activity often neglected. That’s why nearly 50 Akron-based employees from Goodyear Tire & Rubber devote about an hour of time to one student every week. It’s an hour of reading. Comprehension. Activities. And perhaps most importantly, one-on-one attention. Learn more about the Akron Reads tutoring program.

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A Slice of Accomplishment for Kenmore Culinary student

Daejah McCormick, an 18-year-old student from Kenmore High School, is often the first to arrive and last to leave in her Culinary Arts Program class. She enjoys keeping busy; she feels most productive and focused when she’s in the kitchen preparing food. McCormick is a go-getter. Perhaps that’s why she was so determined to apply to the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, New York—the nation’s best culinary school.

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