Your Time and Efforts Matter

The following is a message from Summit Education Initiative Executive Director Derran Wimer. It appears in the February 2018 “Align & Engage” e-newsletter.

While we often designate certain times of the year or specific holidays to share our gratitude toward others, I think it is relevant and necessary to show that appreciation at all times, no matter the circumstances. Especially considering Summit Education Initiative (SEI) has many great fans, just like you!

We are very grateful for all community members and organizations who support our work throughout the year. It is encouraging to not only witness your dedication to the children you work with and/or support, but also to the initiatives, projects and events SEI helps coordinate within Summit County. Your ideas, your presence and your enthusiasm for increased educational attainment is much appreciated and inspiring. We encourage you to keep that going through all of 2018!

In the meantime, remember to endorse our 48,000 Degrees by 2025 Bold Goal at Then, check out some volunteer opportunities available through several Summit County organizations at to help us make progress on our goal.

Thanks again for your support!