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Our Mission Statement

To create a mentoring home that cultivates students' God-given potential for learning, leadership, life and loving relationships.

Our Staff

Equip. Engage. Empower.

Our staff come from diverse backgrounds and have their own unique experiences and skills that make them invaluable to our organization. They act as mentors for our students and provide guidance on grades, attendance, setting goals, and more with our S.M.A.R.T goal system. We also offer 24/7 support for those who may need extra assistance outside of regular program hours.


Our Board of Directors

Susan Flowers

Board Chair

Snow Angels

Allen Park

Vice Chair of Board

First Congregational Church of Hudson

Matthew Guilmette


ACRT Services

Cathy Leuenberger


Bath Church

Shaleeta Smith

Fundraising Committee

Summit County Public Health

Karen Mitchell

Fundraising Committee Co-Chair

Big Brothers Big Sisters

LaKesha Brock

Board Member

Towpath Trail High School

Dominque K. Waters

Board Member


Caleb Thurman

Board Member

Downtown Akron Partnership

Jeanne-Hélène Roy

Board Member

Akron Promise

Jennifer Herrick

Board Member

Akron Public Schools

Jasina Chapman

Board Member

First Energy Corp.

Melanie McNeil

Board Member

Community Activist


Throughout the years SWAG has been supported by the generosity of the foundations that believe in the mission of SWAG. While all grants, gifts, and funds are appreciated, we would like to give a special thanks to those foundations that have given $1,000 or more to further the mission of SWAG.

First Congregational Church of Hudson

Seek Common Ground

Akron Community Foundation


The Dollar General Foundation

Akron Southeast Church of the Nazarene

Bath Church

The Huntington Foundation

The Tom, Mary, Becky Babcox Foundation

The Sisler McFawn Foundation


The Gertrude Orr Foundation

Funds Management

As a nonprofit organization, we understand that transparency and accountability are essential to building trust with our donors, supporters, and the community at large. That's why we make our Form 990 filings publicly available on our website.

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