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Register to be an iCARE mentor to Akron Public Schools students

School-based mentoring programs like the United Way’s iC.A.R.E. help young people develop the skills they need to pursue promising and productive careers. By serving just one hour per week as a mentor, you will:

  • Develop leadership and interpersonal skills;
  • Cultivate local talent;
  • Enjoy the satisfaction of giving back; and
  • Promote The University of Akron through civic engagement.

Please consider volunteering to be a 2019-2020 iCARE mentor at one of UA’s sister schools, including Akron Early College, STEM High School, Ellet High School, the National Inventors Hall of Fame STEM Middle School, or another building of your choice.

You can register online. Please be sure to select The University of Akron as your employer when creating your profile.

Contact Annie Hanson for more information at ext. 7874 or

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Faculty: Update your CV on SelectWorks

Help for students with academic or personal issues

College can be stressful for students as they balance academics with their lives outside of the classroom.

The University has a team of professionals ready to help students experiencing:

  • academic issues (missed assignments; poor grades on exams, assignments and projects; repeated absences from class, etc.),
  • mental health issues (depression, anxiety, substance dependence, etc.),
  • financial issues, and/or
  • personal problems (relationships, social contentedness, roommate compatibility, homesickness, etc.)

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