Towpath Trail Students Donate to Homeless

AKRON, OH—In October 2016, Towpath Trail High School students pledged to fill 75 “Hope Totes” with full-size personal care items for a homeless shelter to distribute this Thanksgiving. The Haven of Rest is a homeless shelter that is located just a few blocks from Towpath Trail High School at which Towpath students have volunteered for over four and a half years. The Haven of Rest’s …

Student Profile: Meet Camisha

AKRON, OH—Not unlike many of our students, Camisha had seemingly overwhelming barriers to success and high school graduation. On many occasions, Camisha’s teachers would make Home Visits to look for her when she was absent from school. And her mother—who cared for her grandchild during the day so Camisha could go to school—frequently called the school to check on her. …

Colonial Prep Named Momentum Award Winners!

AKRON, OH—On May 16, 2016, the Ohio Department of Education named Colonial Preparatory Academy as Momentum Award winners based on their 2014–2015 Ohio School Report Card. The Momentum Award recognizes schools that have received A’s on every value-added measure included on Ohio’s School Report Cards. Colonial Prep is one of the first winners of this award, making Colonial Prep part of an elite group of schools …

Healthy Living Program Adopted at Middlebury Academy

AKRON, OH—Middlebury Academy has partnered with Minority Behavior Health Group of Akron to provide their B.L.U.E. program to educate our students about depression and suicide, healthy coping skills, and healthy living through care of the whole self; body, mind, and spirit. The target population for B.L.U.E., which stands for Believe, Liberate, Understand, Empower, is 3rd-12th grade children in the Akron area, and the adults in their …

Community Involvement Leads to School Growth

AKRON, OH—The following is an update sent to us from Evan Palo, Director at Main Street Preparatory Academy. — Main Street Preparatory Academy recently had the opportunity to partner with the Akron Urban League and the Summer Youth Employment Program. The Akron Urban League’s mission is to improve the quality of life of the citizens of Summit County, particularly African Americans, through …

Staff volunteering at FoodBank

Middlebury Academy Staff Sort 16,530 lbs of Food for Akron/Canton Regional Food Bank

  AKRON, OH—On Friday, August 21st, all 28 staff members from Middlebury Academy volunteered their time at the Akron/Canton Regional Food Bank. Middlebury Academy wanted to get team out of the school building and into the Akron community to help the population of students they serve and remind themselves of the struggles that some go through on a daily basis just to …