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February 10, 2017
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2017-18 Americorps - Ohio College Guide positions in Stark County are open for recent college graduates. Descriptions of the positions may be viewed HERE. For additional information, please contact Adele Gelb at 330-452-0829.

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What If...Students Lead the Way?

The role of a creative leader is not to have all the ideas; it's to create a culture where everyone can have ideas and feel that they're valued. - Sir Ken Robinson

The year-long regional Student Academy is one component of the All In: Ensuring Success for All Students grant funded by Ohio Department of Education.[1] Within the student engagement phase of All In, high school student teams collaborate with peers from across the multi-county area to engage in authentic, personal and community-based activities. The four academy sessions occur during the 2016-17 school year culminating in a showcase where each team will present a student project designed to positively impact the school and/or community. An added benefit is that these academies are held at a local college/university offering students exposure to area campuses and programming.

During the third student academy held at Stark State College, over 30 teams interacted with their peers and community leaders revealing ideas to improve the quality of life for others. Teams had the opportunity to attend several speaker-sessions with presenters who shared the steps they took in connecting with other students, community and school leaders to actualize their own
projects. A full listing of sessions and presenters can be found HERE.[2]

1-Derek Ross spoke about his middle school project that combined his passion for duct tape creations with a desire to raise donations and awareness about Downs Syndrome. 

2-Mackie Wilson demonstrated her passion for dance to promote awareness about the dangers of texting and driving and shared her experience in creating a public service announcement video.

3-Mike Adelman and Sam Schut discussed their middle school clean water project, The Water Walk, to foster understanding of the challenges of finding clean water in third world countries. The project not only increased awareness but also raised funds to support the digging of wells near villages in need. 

CLICK HERE to watch several videos produced by the North Canton student videography team capturing the experiences of many of the participants.[3]

[1] Grant partners include: 29 districts representing six counties, Stark and Tri-County Educational Service Centers, State Support Team Region 9, local institutions of higher education and the Stark Education Partnership.
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The Stark Education Partnership - a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in Stark County, Ohio -  is a catalyst, engaging and collaborating with education, business, civic and community stakeholders to drive sustainable improvement and innovation to provide all students with education and career success.  

Questions or comments? Email or call 330-452-0829. Visit our website at
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