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BECOME A
GRAD Mentor
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MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Positively impacting the lives of students and families

Project GRAD Akron began in the Akron Public Schools in 2002. For 18 years, Project GRAD Akron has been helping students make positive transitions by programs including our Bridge to Kindergarten program in collaboration with Kent State University, our College and Career Central class, our Summer Institutes in collaboration with the University of Akron, our GRAD Mentors! program, and our scholarship program. These transition pathways are supported by so many caring people who fervently believe in our motto: “Graduation Really Achieves Dreams”.

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$2 million

Project GRAD Akron has awarded over $2 million in scholarships to our students

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100%

of Project GRAD Akron students completed their FAFSA prior to high school graduation

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405+

students have successfully completed Bridge to Kindergarten since 2009

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11,000+

Hours donated by volunteer GRAD mentors to more than 250 students

Safely Supporting
our Future

Project GRAD Akron is currently in our 18th year of serving students in the Akron Public Schools. The heart of the work that we do is showing the students the pathways to a successful life.  The pandemic has reinforced the need for programs such as Project GRAD Akron to continue to provide critical support for students.

Our Students

The heart of the work that we do is showing the students the pathways to a successful life.