News & Opportunities

Join other high school teens from Lancaster County in our virtual 6-session BLUES PROGRAM. This short class teaches skills that strengthen your power to cope with the anxiety, stress, and negative thoughts that happen in life.


Upcoming Free Eventbrite Programs! 

While scrolling through my (hundreds of) personal emails the other day, I found something really exciting that I've been ignoring for awhile. That's what happens when you get so much junk email that you just start deleting things without really looking at them. You miss stuff. Anyway, Eventbrite is a platform that sells tickets to... well... events. But lots of non-profits and other organizations are using it to "sell" tickets to FREE programs too! Using their cool filtering tool, I identified several upcoming free programs for both students and parents that looked really interesting, and wanted to share those with you here. If you want to browse through the events yourself, check out their website. Meanwhile, here are a few you might enjoy (Click on the thumbnail sketch to register).  

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Online seminar for parents of primary school age children on "Managing Anxiety in Children and helping then to worry less". 

The seminar will take place at 7pm on Tuesday19th October 2021 via Zoom and you just need to complete your online booking via eventbrite and you will be sent a link and login details.

Learn how to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Date and time

Tue, October 19, 2021

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT

 Dr. David Riddle is a clinical pediatric psychologist who specializes in attention and learning disorders. During this session, he will provide an overview of teenage developmental stages, what the research shows about “typical teenage” behaviors (spoiler alert: it’s not what you think) and will share the hallmarks of ADHD and when to seek professional assistance.


All middle & high school students are invited to attend 2 fun-packed hours of interactive STEM activities, led by STEM professionals.

Both Girl Scouts and Non-Girl Scouts members are welcome! All registered participants will be shipped a STEM kit containing all required materials for a hands-on workshop!

Sat, October 23, 2021

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT

An experienced college counselor, will be hosting a 9-Day Crash Course to answer many of the questions you have about how to apply for scholarships during the college application process. She will be covering everything from how to find scholarships, which scholarships pay the most, and how to graduate from college with minimal debt.

This is not a live class. You'll get a link to the video course. Each day you'll receive a link to the next day's video module.

Join the PA Gifted Education team to hear information on the state of gifted education, answers to common questions, and online resources.

Multiple Dates.. click on graphic above to register.


Demo class for Scratch Programming includes

- Introduction to Scratch Programming

- Creating an online account

- Do an online program

- Teacher to Kid Ratio is 1:6

- More focus on each kid

With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.

Multiple Dates. 

Supporting Youth: Nurturing Relationships While Navigating Boundaries

This workshop will discuss and interrogate the power of transformational relationships, the need for boundaries and the importance of employing a strategic, trauma-informed and anti-oppression lens in working with youth.

Wed., Oct. 13, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Common App Tips To Stand Out

These tips ensure your student’s application shines and maximizes acceptance odds. You’ll also learn common mistakes and omissions to avoid.

Tue, October 12, 2021

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

We all know how important volunteering is to our community and to ourselves.  People who give of themselves to others are happier, healthier, and more fulfilled. In "normal" times, volunteering opportunities are plentiful, but it can seem much more difficult when the pandemic calls for physical isolation. VolunteerMatch connects young people and families with non-profits to provide opportunties in your area. You can filter your search by interest, by location, and by several other criteria! Click on the link above to check it out. 


FREE Healthcare Credential Available for HS Seniors!!

Scholarships are limited. For more information on how to take advantage of this amazing opportunity, and to schedule a virtual orientation session, reach out to Devin Farley at!!


The Lancaster County Workforce Development Board is partnering with Harrisburg Area Community College and Lancaster STEM Alliance to offer a free, online training cohort for 10 Lancaster County high school seniors this winter.


This 11.5 week/138 hour online course will consists of 18 hours of Introduction to Healthcare and Ethics, 36 hours of Medical Terminology, and 84 hours of Anatomy/Physiology and Human Illness and Disease. Earn college credits and a certificate of completion, valued at $1,245, for FREE! These courses FasTrack students into the Physician Office Assistant, Medical Coding, and Medical Assistant Careers, within a year of graduating high school!



Medical Assistant

Average Salary $35,922

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Medical Coding Specialist

Average Salary $38,990

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Physician Office Assistant

Average Salary $35,990

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JUMPSTART Your College Education!

...At Lancaster Bible College


If you're in 11th or 12th grade, and you already know that God has called you for a special purpose, Lancaster Bible College wants to give you a jump start on your college education. When you enter this program, you can take one tuition-free course each Fall and Spring semester on the campus of LBC, and begin earning credits while you're still in high school!

Students may receive up to 12 college credits. In addition, students who enroll full-time at LBC after high school will receive a $500 scholarship for each semester they were enrolled in JumpStart, for a maximum of $2000 renewable yearly!

Don't miss Mrs. Casanova's email with the details, or check out the JumpStart website!

Upcoming Virtual College Fairs


The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) continues to offer a diverse lineup of  virtual college fairs throughout the Spring!

It's easy! Just drop in on Zoom sessions offered by hundreds of colleges. It's one day to explore your options and get started on your college dreams.

Hear about student life, majors and programs, financial aid, scholarships, and more, plus ask questions and text chat. Sign up now for free at and start exploring. Families invited, too.

Upcoming fairs:

October 3: Signature Fair: 398 colleges, 587 Live sessions. 

October 14: Midwest US Fair: 302 colleges, 226 live sessions.

For more information about these fairs and more, and to register to attend a fair, visit the NACAC Virtual College Fairs page.