Students Link With Future

Dream Day Makes Connections
Posted on 10/31/2018
Image of Dream DayDream Day was October 30 at the John S, Knight Center. DrE3am Day is an experience for Akron Public Schools’ high school seniors to connect with colleges and universities, local business and community leaders that can assist with their post-high-school pathways. Students’ post-high-school pathways can include Enrolling in college, Enlisting in the military or becoming Employed.

Students had the opportunity to speak with more than 50 representatives from colleges and universities, prospective employers and all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. In addition, students attended breakout sessions based on their post-high-school pathways. Volunteer community leaders facilitated the breakout sessions.

Students’ first session was a motivational keynote address from 1999 Kenmore High School valedictorian, Dr. Knatokie Ford. Dr. Knatokie Ford is Founder and CEO of Fly Sci™ Enterprise. Dr. Ford previously served as a Senior Policy Adviser in the Obama White House Office of Science and Technology Policy where she designed and led the “Image of STEM” project, which is listed in the top 100 S&T accomplishments of the Obama Administration.

Participating Businesses:
Air Force Recruiting Service
Air Force Reserve
Akron Fire Department
Akron Summit County Public Library
Arhaus
Associated Materials
Charter Communications
City of Akron Department of Human Resources
Everstaff
Fastenal
Giant Eagle and GetGo
GOJO Industries Inc.
Goodwill Industries of Akron
Independent Electrical Contractors
InnoSource
KeyBank
League of Women Voters of the Akron Area
Main Street Gourmet
Navy JROTC
OGS Industries
Ohio Army National Guard
Ohio Department of Transportation
Papa Johns Pizza
Regency Seating
S & A Industries
Shearer's Snacks
Summa Health System
Summit Metro Parks
The Goodwill Industries of Akron, Ohio, Inc.
U.S. Coast Guard - Dept. of Homeland Security
United States Army

Participating Colleges and Universities:
Ashland University
Aultman College of Nursing Canton
Baldwin Wallace College
Bowling Green State University
Central State University
Cleveland State University
Cuyahoga Community College
Hiram College
Hocking College
Kent State University
Malone University
Ohio University
Slippery Rock University
Stark State University
The Ohio State University
The University of Akron
The University of Akron Esports Program
The University of Akron, Office of Accessibility, Division of Student Services
The University of Akron, Office of Student Financial Aid
Tiffin University
University of Cincinnati
University of Mount Union
University of Toledo
Ursuline College
Walsh University
Youngstown State University

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