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11/8/2012 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

PeaceMakers host college essay writing workshop

DOWNTOWN AKRON — The city of Akron PeaceMakers, an anti-crime youth program and youth volunteer group, will host a college essay writing workshop geared to help high school juniors and seniors create dynamic college admission and scholarship application essays.

PeaceMakers has partnered with Mary Etheridge, a Princeton University graduate and owner of Aspire College Consulting, to facilitate the workshop. Etheridge will help students choose the best topic, outline an essay and brainstorm ideas, as well as offer individualized attention so they can produce a successful essay, according to city officials.

The workshop will take place Nov. 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the fifth floor of the CitiCenter Building, 146 S. High St., and the cost is $25, which includes all materials and lunch.

Space is limited and preregistration is required. For more information, contact Akron PeaceMakers’ Coordinator Willa Keith at 330-375-2712 or email wkeith@akronohio.gov.

More information about PeaceMakers can be found online at www.akronpeacemak ers.org.


APS students featured in LeBron James commercial

AKRON — Akron elementary students began appearing in a new Samsung smart phone commercial last week as part of their participation in the LeBron James Family Foundation (LJFF) Wheels for Education program.

The commercial’s story line shows James using the phone to keep in touch with various people in his life, including students who are part of his “I Promise” campaign.

A film crew visited Findley Community Learning Center (CLC) Oct. 24 and filmed 21 students from Crouse CLC, Findley CLC and Schumacher CLC. The commercials began airing Oct. 30 on ESPN and TNT.

An extension of the LJFF and its Wheels for Education program, the Time to Promise campaign started in Akron a year ago and has since grown into a nationwide initiative. Rooted in a commitment to education and symbolized by the I PROMISE band™ James wears during games, the I Promise network is a movement to inspire students, teams and individuals across the country to commit to making a difference.

To view the commercials, visit www.youtube.com/watch ?v=V2b9uwOPvmY

To learn more about the LJFF campaign, visit www.lebronjamesfamilyfoundation.org or www.timetopromise.com or call Stephanie Rosa at 916-307-7087.


Stephanie Kist contributed to these reports.

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