Akron homeless shelter opens registration for April 13 'youth impact' day

Mar 25th, 2019

AKRON, Ohio – ACCESS, an Akron homeless shelter for women and children, is inviting Summit County students in grades 6 through 8 to register for its inaugural “youth impact” day on April 13.

The event, Learn, Give, Lead: Youth Impact Day, aims to help students develop leadership skills through community involvement and service while assisting community members facing homelessness.

The event aligns with the organization’s declaration of 2019 as the “Year of the Child,” an initiative focused on raising awareness of the hundreds of children the shelter serves each year.

The shelter is also inviting students’ parents to join them on April 13 to tour the shelter and talk with staff members.

Impact day highlights include:

· On-site service projects that benefit homeless children at the shelter

· Youth-focused community engagement curriculum

· Shelter tours

· Information about upcoming youth leadership opportunities

· A certificate of completion and a T-shirt

Participants can choose to take part in the morning session (10 a.m. to noon) or afternoon session (2 to 4 p.m.) The event is free, but participating students are asked to donate one shelter “wish list” item, such as new youth tennis shoes, a new youth spring jacket or size 5/6 diapers.

Registration is required and can be completed via the Access shelter website.


Make A Donation

Big or small, every donation to ACCESS and the homeless women and children it serves will be greatly appreciated.

  • $25 feeds 25 women and children
  • $100 provides 50 days of school transportation for a child
  • $500 provides health care for 10 children

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