|Summertime is approaching and many caregivers are registering their children for summer camps and special summer programs. This will likely introduce your child to new friends, new adults, and new places. About 80-90 percent of sexual abuse is committed by someone the child and parent know and trust. It’s important to ensure the camp, program, church, or organization has the proper policies and practices in place to keep your child safe. The good news is that there are ways we can do this. Join Safe Communities for a free virtual workshop to learn the specific questions every parent or caregiver must ask regarding policies, procedures, and training before enrolling their child in a summer program and what the answers should be. Learn why background checks and training on mandated reporting, while important, do little to prevent abuse. As the caretaker of a child, you have the right to know what procedures are used by any place that you entrust your kids to, and it’s about making sure you are asking all the right questions.The workshop will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, May 30th from 6:30PM-7:45PM. A recording link will be sent to those registered after the workshop for those who cannot attend live. Facilitator: Mark Harris, Assistant Director **This Free workshop was generously sponsored by the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office** Registration Required.
|One of Safe Communities’ most popular and well-received workshops is our Child Sexual Abuse Prevention 101. In June and July, we will present a two-part free workshop into two, one-hour presentations with time for questions. Join this 2-part workshop series to explore topics such as grooming, hugs, secrets, teaching your kids how to keep themselves safe, how to talk to your kids about private parts, play dates, sleepovers, and signs & symptoms of child sexual abuse. So many parents are looking for answers. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the news, social media, and family/work life balance. It’s hard to know how to have important but difficult conversations with your kids. These conversations could change your child’s life. After these workshops you will have confidence, tools, and the ability to thrive in those important conversations with your kids. These workshops will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, June 30th (Part One) from 6:30PM-7:45PM and on Tuesday, July 25th (Part Two) at 6:30PM-7:45PM. Only one registration is needed to be confirmed for both workshops. A limited time recording link will be sent to those registered after the workshop for those who cannot attend live. Facilitator: Mark Harris, Assistant Director **This Free workshop was generously sponsored by the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office**
|We are THRILLED to announce that Cargas, a Lancaster-based, employee-owned software company offering software from Microsoft, Sage, Salesforce, and HubSpot, as well as custom-developed products, will host a Hybrid Classroom for All Star Code’s Summer Intensive Program! ASC is a leading national organization educating young men of color in computer science, exposing scholars to tech entrepreneurship, and providing them with tools for success in the tech industry.
ASC’s Summer Intensive is a FREE, rigorous 6-week coding education program that embeds mentorship and personal & professional life skills instruction- all in a fun, engaging virtual environment. Laptops & WiFi hotspots are provided to every enrolled scholar & devices are the students’ to keep at the conclusion of the program. Scholars will earn $15/hr stipends to participate. For the 2023 Summer Intensive Program, thanks to the generosity of The Steinman Foundation & Lancaster County STEM Alliance, 40 fully-funded slots are available to Lancaster County students & registration is open!
Who can apply for the Summer Intensive?A Scholar who is a rising 9-12th grade student OR 2023 HS graduate A Scholar who identifies as a male student of color Willingness to engage in ASC’s 3 pillars: Dare Greatly, Celebrate Failure & Tell Your Story Interest but not necessarily experience in coding, computer science, technology & entrepreneurship GPA is NOT evaluated for consideration in the program Students with IEPs and English Language Learners are encouraged to apply! Specialized assistance is provided & daily office hours are available for extra supportLancaster County students will have the unique opportunity to learn on-site at Cargas in the Hybrid Classroom. They’ll benefit from an in-person Summer Intensive Coordinator available to support their virtual learning, experience an industry leader’s incredible environment and hear from Cargas team members first-hand. And did we mention PING-PONG? Its true- Cargas’ space at 101 N. Queen Street in Lancaster is second to none, and we are excited to share this with our Summer Intensive students! Attending the Hybrid Classroom is not a requirement for participation, and students can join remotely from wherever they’re located. Please help us spread the word about this opportunity, and encourage eligible students to apply today!
Want to become a lifeguard? Take a babysitting course? Get CPR certified? Earn your SERV Safe certificate? The IU13 is pleased to announce Micro-Scholarships for Industry-Recognized Credentials! This micro-scholarship opportunity (up to $500) was made possible through a grant from the Arconic Foundation. High school students who want to pursue industry-recognized credentials to prepare for future careers are encouraged to apply! Check out the many options you can apply for. Application Deadline: May 1, 2023
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On Thursday, April 20, 2023, Penn Manor will host a Vaping Prevention and Awareness Night in the High School Auditorium beginning at 6:00 PM. This special event is intended for all parents, guardians, grandparents, friends, and community members and will be presented by the Caron Foundation with special guest speaker Ms. Stephanie Owsiany, Student Assistance Program Specialist.
This one-hour live presentation provides parents and caregivers of elementary, middle, and high school students with research-based information that can help reduce the chances that their teen will engage in substance use.
Please note that Penn Manor High School students will provide free child care for this event. While registration for this event is not required, we are asking that anyone needing child care for this event to please complete this Google Form no later than April 14, 2023, so that we are able to provide adequate child care coverage. We look forward to partnering with you to support our students!
If you have any questions regarding this event, please reach out to PMHS Assistant Principal, Kim Marsh at 717-872-9520 ext. 1807 or by email at email@example.com.
Seniors! Lancaster Dollars for Higher Learning online loan application period is OPEN! The deadline is 4/28/23 to apply for our interest-free student loans for the 2023-24 school year. Since 1961, LDHL has provided more than 14,000 loans totaling more than $19 million! We can help students achieve their educational dreams. Apply online at https://lancdollars.org/
On March 9, 2023, Lampeter-Strasburg will be hosting a Vaping Prevention and Awareness Night in the High School Performing Arts Center beginning at 6:00PM. This special event is intended for all Lancaster County community members and will be presented by the Caron Foundation. This one hour live presentation provides parents and caregivers of elementary, middle and high school students with research-based information that can help reduce the chances that their teen will engage in substance use.
Please review the brochure to learn more information about this vaping prevention event. Should you have any questions, please contact Lampeter-Strasburg High School Principal, Dr. Ben Feeney, firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-464-3311.
Lockheed Martin and Tallo are creating a 4-part webinar series to help you get ready for a career out of this world. You’ll hear experiences from experts in the aerospace field, see behind the scenes how we develop space innovations, and learn how you can start a career in Space. Even cooler, if you complete the whole series, you’ll earn your Space Certified Digital Badge and be entered to win prizes such as a Microsoft Surface, Oculus, or Raspberry Pi! This is open to all high school students. We encourage you and all your friends to sign up today!