2010 Ohio Reach Summit

Ohio's second annual Ohio Reach Summit was held on Friday, June 25, 2010 at Otterbein University.

This FREE one-day training served the following purposes:
  • Continue to build the skills and knowledge base of existing Ohio Reach Campus Liaisons.
  • Provide institutions that have yet to appoint a foster care liaison with information and resources to move forward
  • Highlight "zero cost" models
  • Share innovative partnerships
  • Facilitate ongoing dialogue, partnerships and communication

Schedule: (Please refer to Campus Map )

9:00 am
Check in at Battelle Fine Arts Center
Receive coffee and Welcome Packs
9:30 am
Digital Storytelling
Riley Auditorium of Battelle Fine Arts Center: Digital stories from foster care youth/alumni

10:00 am
Overview of Ohio Reach
Chris Klefeker and Brandi Scales
10:15 am
Financial Aid Presentation
OFA powerpoint about ETV funds, shared by Laura Adkins

11:15 am
Travel to Campus Center for lunch
11:30 am
Cafeteria is located in the upper level of the Campus Center
Color-coded name tags will enable participants to network by region.
Hot entrees, salad bar, desserts and beverages are all (freely) provided.
12:45 pm
Travel back to Battelle Fine Arts Center
Reconvene at Riley Auditorium
1:00 pm
HEMI Panel
Panel presentation by Higher Education Mentoring Initiative representatives
1:45 pm
Travel to Towers Hall

2:00 pm
Break-Through Session #1
Choice of workshops in Towers Hall:

a.) Preparing Youth with IEPs for College

b) Getting Them To College (HEMI Partners)

c.) Keeping Them in College

d.) Foster Care 101

2:45 pm
Room change

3:00 pm
Break-Through Session #2
Choice of workshops in Towers Hall:
(same as above)
4:00 pm

Event Presenters, Sponsors and Facilitators

The second annual Ohio Reach Summit would not be possible without the collective effort of dedicated organizations and individuals....

Our Sponsors: Casey Family Programs; Otterbein University; Ohio Board of Regents; Ohio Department of Job & Family Services; Orphan Foundation of America, Public Children Services Association of Ohio, Miami University Hamiltonand the Ohio Association of Child Caring Agencies.

Our Planning Committee: Individual members represent Miami University Hamilton; Public Children Services Association of Ohio; Foster Care Alumni of America Ohio chapter; Ohio Association of Child Caring Agencies, Franklin County Children Services and the Ohio Board of Regents