Akron Children's and Covelli Enterprises have announced on Monday the hiring of new community education and outreach coordinator, Nicholas Morio.

According to a press release, Morio will work with schools in northeast Ohio including those in the Mahoning Valley to educate teachers and staff on the impact childhood trauma could have on learning and help create positive classroom experiences for children.

Morio will provide services including ongoing training, specific classroom planning and support for teachers and school administrators, as well as group professional development that will build understanding of the social and emotional needs of students and the evidence-based practices that can increase student engagement, student behaviors, improve staff satisfaction and more.

Covelli Enterprises donated nearly $70,000 to mental and behavioral health services at Akron Children's.

A portion of these funds were thanks to Covelli's inaugural "Chip in for Children's Mental Health campaign, in which proceeds from each Chocolate Chipper Cookie sold at Covelli's 23 owned and operated Panera Bread locations in Akron, Canton and the Mahoning Valley went to the cause.

"At Covelli Enterprises we see it as our duty to support organizations that are at the forefront of addressing this critical need within our local communities, such as Akron Children's. We are proud to partner with Akron Children's to expand this vital program and are eager to see the incredible impact Nicholas has on our educators and students," said Covelli Enterprises owner Sam Covelli.