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. READ MORE»

This City Reads! Night Brings World Record Attempt to Canal Park

For the love of books and baseball, local nonprofit organizations invite Greater Akron community members to the annual This City Reads! Night at Canal Park on Wednesday, June 15. And this year, there’s truly a homerun of fun to look forward to. Why? This City Reads! Night attendees will attempt the Guinness World Record for the Largest Greeting Card Exchange during the game. READ MORE»

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. READ MORE»

Summer Reading Program Begins June 6 in Akron

A new summer reading program for Akron Public Schools students in kindergarten through second grade will pair volunteer tutors with students for one-on-one reading sessions from June 6 through Aug. 18. The City of Akron hopes its new program will help students retain and/or improve reading skills over summer. Read more in this story from the Akron Beacon Journal. READ MORE»

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. READ MORE»