Today, Akron Promise has launched a social media campaign to recruit 25 new mentors for students at Kenmore-Garfield High school in Akron. Our objective with this program is to assist these students with identifying their post high school objectives AND help them reach their goals.
More information on this program can be found here.
To sign up, fill out the form available on this page.
Now is the time to begin planning on how you can contribute to the future of Akron. One possibility is to mentor an Akron Public School student via iC.A.R.E. mentoring.
Mentors go through a short training, background check and are provided with a activity playbook and guide to provide a framework for developing your relationship with your mentee. Mentors are given much flexibility in the program and they determine which schools they wish to be matched with and choose the time of each meeting. Students are matched to mentors by coordinators that take into account the needs and desires of both the student and the mentor.
People of all ages and experience are needed. No one is too young or too old to participate. Our youth need caring adults in their lives. I encourage you to fill out this profile and begin the process. YOU can make a profound impact on a child’s life.
All community businesses have the potential to contribute resources to our students. Summa Health recently donated old lab coats to the students at Akron’s National Inventors Hall of Fame STEM Middle School. You can read more in this article at Ohio.com.
What can YOUR business do? Various opportunities are available for all kinds of businesses for all sizes.
Invite one or more students to visit your place of employment or work site.
Speak at a career day or in a classroom about your business or your role in the business.
Volunteer to provide assistance or sponsor a community event.
Give employees time off or other incentives to provide mentoring or to be a classroom volunteer.
Provide financial support for a classroom, school, academic event, sports team, or arts organization.
Inquire whether items no longer needed in your business would be useful for the students and, if so, donate them to the appropriate organization
More information about current needs and opportunities can be found on the APS Website.
There is a role for everyone in educating our next generation. What can YOU do?