This City Reads! Night at Canal Park Scheduled for June 13

Summit Education Initiative, along with Akron-Summit County Public Library and The University of Akron Center for Literacy, are planning the 2017 This City Reads! Night for June 13. Families are encouraged to attend the Akron RubberDucks vs. Harrisburg Senators game, which begins at 7 p.m. that evening at Canal Park in downtown Akron. Read more about the event in this post. READ MORE»

Interactive Presentation Illustrates Students’ Experiences and Effects on Summit County

During Summit Education Initiative (SEI)’s Cradle to Career Experience, all audience members have a role to play. Whether an individual becomes a student (e.g., Billy, Danielle or Aiden), or a student’s advocate, everyone has an opportunity to participate. The hands-on, interactive approach not only puts some adults in students’ shoes, but it also encourages individuals to think about how to disperse their own resources to help more students meet with success. Read more about the experience and how to get your organization involved in this post. READ MORE»

Learning Through Play in Akron

It is no wonder why Akron and surrounding communities have so far embraced the Akron Children’s Museum downtown. Its vibrant walls and open space welcome families to freely explore the interactive exhibits. Even the characters and graphics painted inside the museum seem to pop out of the walls to greet visitors. The environment lends itself to playfulness and imagination for all ages—not just the young children the museum was intended to serve. After all, it was imagination, persistence and a lot of creativity that made it happen. READ MORE»