Readiness Summit 2021

Friday, March 5, 2021

Learn to Earn • Dayton, OH

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Free Event

This year, the Summit will be held virtually, on Zoom, and will be shorter than in past years, but we’ll still have speakers, breakouts, and videos!

We are working with artists, community members, teachers, children, and you to create something valuable out of the fragments of this year. Some of the pieces that will make this
Summit really special: a community project, powerful presentations, and the chance to talk with each other about our children and their future.

We also want to hear from the children: we know they have much to say about their experiences this year. If you have video clips or drawings from your children talking about COVID-19, their frustrations, their hopes, or what they’re looking forward to, we want to share them at the Summit. You can upload files here. If you have any questions about uploading files, contact Veronica White at

We're also thrilled to announce that Dr. Iheoma U. Iruka, Research Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Early Childhood Health and Racial Equity Program at the
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, will be our keynote speaker.

As usual, the Summit is free, but registration is required. In place of our traditional book donation, please consider making a contribution directly to the Dolly Parton Imagination
Library - Montgomery County
, to get inspiring literature into the hands of our youngest learners.