Presented by the Maynard Family Foundation and Roger & Sally Read

2023 Rise & Shine with Kiwanis for Kids

Held on September 28th, 2023 at The Well, CDC in Akron, Ohio, Rise & Shine with Kiwanis for Kids was a breakfast event in which we all came together in recognizing Akron school educators, celebrating student and community supporters, and promoting youth service leadership clubs throughout Akron-area schools by becoming a supporter and helping us promote the club's mission of Building Leaders One Child at a Time. A special thanks to our sponsors, with whom we could not have held such a wonderful event. If you were unable to join us, you can see all we accomplished below. 

Kiwanis Awards

We Honored:

  • Tammy Brady, Director of Special Education, Akron Public Schools for thirty years of outstanding service to children and families with special needs (David James Excellent Educator Award)
  • Ilene Shapiro, Executive, Summit County, for her outstanding leadership and dedication to children and families of Summit County (Kiwanis Community Advocate Award)
  • Students from Akron Public Schools enrolled in the Construction and Building Technology Program at Ellet and Garfield High Schools

$9000 in Grants Were Awarded:

  • CASA for the “Prom for Akron’s Foster Youth” program.
  • First Tee for the “SNAG (Starting New at Golf) Bag for Julie Billart School for Children with Learning Differences” program
  • Rape Crisis Center, for your “Akron-Area At-Risk Youth Support Groups” program
  • Battered Women’s Shelter, for your “Family Services Summer Supplies” program
  • Victim’s Assistance for the “Advocacy for Children and Families” program.
Logos of the 2023 Grant recipients
The Well CDC and Akron Foodworks vendor Soul Bowl

Hosted by The Well CDC and Breakfast catered by Soul Bowl - Akron Foord Works Vendor.

Images from our Event

Past President Dennis Loughry
Past President Dennis Loughry

Proceeds raised by this event will be invested wisely and allow us to increase our annual grants helping children and to add many more service leadership clubs in our area schools. 

Sponsorship levels start at $50 per person/business and individual reservations are $20.

All proceeds benefit Akron-area Kiwanis Youth Leadership programs.