Summa Health System

Summa Health System

http://www.summahealth.org/

The Summa Health System story:

Summa Health System has been an AkronReads partner since 2001. One of Summa’s core values is community service, and we encourage our employees to become involved in their communities through volunteer service activities and to support programs that enrich the quality of life and opportunities for all citizens. Each week, our team of tutors makes a positive difference in the lives of the children we serve.  This year, the Third Grade Reading Guarantee goes into effect, which means that third graders who do not pass a proficiency test at the end of the school year will not be promoted to fourth grade.  Right now, approximately one-third of Akron Public Schools’ third graders are not on track to pass this test!  We need tutors now more than ever. Our community cannot thrive without educating our children, and Summa Health System is proud to play a role in these efforts.