This page is designed to be a resource for education support in Akron. If you have suggestions on links to add, please let us know via the contact page.
- Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library – A free book every month from birth to age 5.
- 5 Simple Ways To Encourage Brain Development In Your Little One – Reporting on Boston Basics early childhood development
- Book Giveaway Programs
- Book Bag and Supply Giveaway programs (need to compile – if you have info, please e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please see this page for information on support in high school.
Please see this page for information on post-secondary support.
Trauma Informed Education and Support
The following resources are collected to help in understanding the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences and how support persons and organizations can understand and respond to the affects.
Resilience, The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope, is a documentary by KJKR Productions. This link contains the online discussion after a recent nationwide screening of the film.
TED Talk by Nadine Burke Harris – How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime.
Columbus Dispatch Article – Study: Many Ohio kids experience early childhood trauma
All The Difference – This film follows two African-American male first generation college students and highlights their struggles and pathways to success.