|AkronReads is a community tutoring partnership between the Akron Public
Schools and local businesses, government agencies, nonprofit and civic organizations.
Since 1999, thousands of trained literacy tutors have helped Akron students K-3 to reach
new goals in achieving literacy and competence.
AkronReads was based on former Gov. Bob
Tafts OhioReads initiative, one of the key components of the Ohio Department of
Educations Ohio Literacy Initiative. This program is no longer a state funded
project. Because of the program's local success, however, the Akron Public Schools
district continues to provide funds for this initiative.
AkronReads has become the model for collaborative tutoring partnerships in Ohio. Since
its inception, Akron-area businesses, government agencies, nonprofit and civic
organizations have committed the time and financial resources needed to help make a
significant difference in the reading test scores of students in the Akron Public Schools
Featured Business Partner
AkronReads is proud to honor FirstEnergy
for its continued support
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Third graders from Barber Elementary School lean on rolls
of newsprint in the pressroom of the Akron Beacon Journal, a long time AkronReads
2013 AkronReads Luncheon
Flyer (4,544k pdf)
Book Awards of $500 each are presented
to fourteen (14) graduating seniors,
two from each Akron Public High School.