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. …

Group science project

Culture, expectations and engagement contribute to Winton Prep’s success

CINCINNATI, OH—The following is an article about our school, Winton Preparatory Academy, pulled directly from Buckeye Community Hope Foundation‘s—our sponsor’s—September newsletter. — Last month, Winton Preparatory Academy kicked off its third school year with enrollment of about 350 and a broad goal: helping each and every one of those K-8 students achieve at least one and one-half years of learning …

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 …

School Donates Books to Promote Child Literacy

CLEVELAND, OH—On June 20th, 2015, five Lake Erie International High School (LEIHS) staff members and two LEIHS students attended the the 28th Annual Clifton Arts and Music Festival to donate books and urge the importance of child literacy. The statistics regarding child illiteracy are startling. Minorities and urban youths, like the students that LEIHS serves, already face a statistically significant higher rate …