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.
Education helps solve the effects of poverty, yet poverty is the biggest challenge for education. I am convinced education is the most important key to escaping poverty. Without a great education, your chances of escaping poverty or even moving up in socioeconomic class are slim. Read more from Summit Education Initiative Executive Director Derran Wimer in this post.
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.