“I had been looking through the same set of brown eyes my entire life. My whole world was greatly informed by what I viewed. Then one day, while fooling around with a bunch of my fellow teenaged buddies, I took one friend’s set of eyeglasses and put them on. Boom! I saw an entirely different world.” Read more from Executive Director Derran Wimer’s January 2018 “Align & Engage” message in this post.
The critical work Ohio’s Cradle to Career Initiatives do in their local community was highlighted through a collaboration from Learn to Earn Dayton and Summit Education Initiative (SEI) in December 2017. Learn to Earn invited state legislators, superintendents, early childhood advocates and community leaders, among others, to a “Cradle to Career Experience” created by SEI.
This year we’ve shared several ways you may give back to Summit County organizations working with kids. Now is your chance to volunteer alongside us – our team here at Summit Education Initiative! Read more about an upcoming volunteer opportunity in this post.
Bright Star Books and Akron Children’s Hospital’s Reach Out and Read program believe providing young children with their very own books helps develop a love for reading and learning at an early age. Read more about their organizations in this post.
All Summit County First Things First community partners thank the nearly 600 attendees for participating in the Second Annual School Readiness Summit on Friday, Oct. 27 at John S. Knight Center. The 2018 Summit is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 2 at John S. Knight Center.