Opportunities for Students & Families
Students: Earn While You Learn!!
Students ages 12-15 are invited to participate in a six week Career Exploration program where there will be a combination of virtual and in person sessions to help you learn about all kinds of growing and interesting career areas that will be needed in the future!
Added Bonus! At the end of the program families will earn up to $600.00 ($100.00 per week) for attending!!! You heard it correctly! $600.00! The program will run March, April, May and June, starting on March 15th. The first orientation date will be Tuesday, March 9th from 5:30pm – 6:30pm via Zoom.
To sign up call/text or email-
Willow Peluso- Youth Career Counselor
Three Pre-College Summer Programs
Check out these three special pre-college, experiential summer program opportunities in the healthcare industry, business, agriculture, natural resources, environment, leadership and international relations for current sophomores and juniors.
Lehigh University, Iaccoca Global Entrepreneurship Intensive: https://global.lehigh.edu/iacocca-institute/high-school/lehigh
University of Pittsburgh, Health Career Scholars Academy: http://www.hcsa.pitt.edu/;
Penn State, College of Agricultural Sciences, The Pennsylvania School For Excellence in the Agricultural Sciences: https://agsci.psu.edu/school-for-excellence. (only accepting high school juniors).
**Program fees vary**
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).
Tune Twister: Kids in grades 4-5 will learn about electronic audio filters, waveforms, frequency, pitch and how speed impacts sound, in an accessible and fun workshop
Monday, May 10, 7:00 p.m.
Cooking Demo: Sweet & Savory Breakfast Bowls. A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist will feature ingredients that you can use to build a variety of healthy breakfasts in a bowl.
Tuesday, May 11, 9:00 p.m.
Cooking Demo: Strategies for Picky Eaters.
A Registered Dietitian will discuss tips and strategies to provide nutritious meals & snacks to picky eaters.
Wednesday, May 26, 9:00 p.m.
Teen Chat about Vehicle Maintenance- Motorcycle Maintenance & Safety: Traffic Enforcement Unit officers will cover spring motorcycle maintenance, including how to do an oil change, tire pressure check, brake pad check, where to look for evidence of rodent damage, and where to find your air filter!
Tuesday, May 25, 6:30 p.m.
Build Your Personal Brand Online With Google: Interactive workshop for job seekers that will share information and tips on how to enhance your ability to showcase yourself digitally.
Friday, May 14, 4:00 - 6:00
Health & Happiness Workshop: Learn effortless techniques to manage your stress and increase your energy levels
Monday, May 17, 1:00 - 2:30
Effects of Community Violence on Children and Youth: This training will provide an overview of how exposure to violence impacts children, youth and families including physical, emotional and social impacts.
Wednesday, May 5, 1:00 - 3:00
Mental Health 101: This 60-minute presentation will focus on understanding what mental health is and how mental health is different from mental illness.
Multiple dates to choose from
Teen Science Night: a virtual night where teenagers all over the world will have the experience to learn from the variety of sciences at the California Academy of Sciences.
Saturday, May 1, 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.
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!
Average Salary $35,922
Medical Coding Specialist
Average Salary $38,990
Physician Office Assistant
Average Salary $35,990