It’s never too early to be thinking about college! This guide, provided by York College, is presented in Five Steps. These steps will help you plan for college, guide you through college, and prepare you for life after college.
Students, are you looking for part time work? * Alumni, are you seeking Full time employment options? *Parents, are you looking for job options for you or your students? * Employers, are you looking to share your job openings with a great community?
The Counseling Department’s Job Board may be able to help you! There are many opportunities available, and new contacts are added frequently. Scan the QR code below or click this link to view the Google slides document.
Montgomery County System of Care is offering two sessions to help parents. The sessions are free and will be virtual. Sign up is required.
SEPTEMBER 13*- 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Protective Power of Parents to Keep Young People Safe and Build Them to be their Best Selves
with Dr. Ken Ginsburg- Adolescent Medicine, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Director of The Center for Parent and Teen Communication
SEPTEMBER 22* – 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Positive Parenting Strategies for Less Worrying and More Connection
with Dr. Katherine Dahlsgaard- Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Founder/Director of Brave is Better
HOSTED BY MONTGOMERY COUNTY SYSTEM OF CARE
*Sessions will be recorded and available to registered participants for a limited time period!
Students who are interested in a career in the counseling profession and are in 10th, 11th, and 12th grade are invited to attend Lancaster Bible College’s Counseling and Social Work Open House on November 7, 2019 from 8:30 am-4pm. Lancaster Bible College offers undergraduate degrees in Professional Counseling and Social Work. We also offer a 5-year program for students interested in pursuing a Master’s Degree in Marriage Couple and Family Counseling, Addictions, Mental Health, and School Counseling while simultaneously earning a Bachelor’s Degree. Interested students should register by going to the following link: NOVEMBER 7
Please direct all questions to Grace Palmisano at firstname.lastname@example.org
Seniors: Are you interested in working outdoors after graduating? Does a career in landscaping interest you? If so, make sure to check out Shreiner Tree Care’s 2019 Student Internship Program! Areas of focus will include plant health care, tree pruning, large truck driving, customer service, and much more. Stop down in the counseling office to pick up a flyer!
The Pathways Center for Grief & Loss understands that loss impacts the entire family. Held in the
Bob & Joy Allen Coping Kids & Teens wing at the Pathways Center, the program provides a series for children, teens and adults who are coping with the death of a loved one. Families gather for a light supper prior to each session before breaking into age-specific groups to provide peer support.
The next series is:
Thursdays, October 18–November 29 (excluding November 22)
(Registration deadline: October 5)
Families meet with a Coping Kids & Teens counselor to determine if the group would be the best support option for them. Call (717) 391-2413 or (800) 924-7610 by October 5 to schedule anappointment.
IU to host KEEPING KIDS SAFE SYMPOSIUM
March 20, 2018 Two identical sessions: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free. Registration required at iu13.org/safekids
Join us on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, for the 2018 Keeping Kids Safe Symposium. This is a Free Cyber Security Forum on Social Media & the Internet, which will be held at the The Conference and Training Center at IU13 (1020 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17601).
Everyone is welcome to attend this event, specifically parents, educators, and community members.
Featured speaker Michele Stuart, from JAG Investigations, Inc., will be addressing five areas of concern:
- Child victims/human trafficking
- Cell phones/app security issues
- Acronyms/The Children’s Internet Language
- Basic internet safety
This class will cover numerous applications and social media platforms commonly used by kids. It is important to know that apps come and go almost daily. Parents need to stay proactive in trying to keep educated on new apps coming out.
Objectives: Discuss bullying, sexual harassment, predatory behavior, pornography exposure
- Learn how to set mobile privacy settings
- Discover the most current apps being used for social media
- Find out what current apps being used for “secret” communications/sexting
- Hear how bullying happens and can ruin lives
Potential Risk of Online Predators
- 71% of teens have online profiles (including Facebook, Friendster, and Xanga), up from 61% from the previous year.
- 69% of teens regularly receive personal messages online from people they do not know and most of them do not tell a trusted adult about it.
- Teens readily post personal info online. 64% post photos or videos of themselves, while 58% post info about where they live. Females are far more likely than male teens to post personal photos or videos of themselves (70% vs. 58%).
- One in 10 teens has posted their cell phone number online.
- Overall, 19% of teens report they have been harassed or bullied online, and the incidence of online harassment is higher (23%) among 16- and 17-year-olds. Girls are more likely to be harassed or bullied than boys (21% vs. 17%).
Are you interested in a career in the healthcare field or do you have a general interest in health related issues? If so, check out the Penn State Mini Medical School. This program is held every Thursday evening in March from 6-9 in the Edward P. Junker III Auditorium at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. There is no cost for this event, but enrollment is limited and pre-registration is required. Stop by the counseling office to receive more details.
March 7: Problem-Based Learning (PBL) In Medical Education
- Hear from several medical doctors
- Observe students working on PBL
March 14: Addiction
- Hear from several medical doctors
- Learning about substance abuse disorders in the hospital setting
- Treatment and challenges that come with addiction
- Advocacy and Partnerships with addiction
March 21: Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
- Hear from several medical doctors.
- Learning about the science revolving around HPV
- Studies on HPV
- Clinical changes and new insight revolving around HPV
March 28: Healthy Living
- Hear from several medical doctors
- Helping people make changes to their lifestyle that may be difficult
- Looking at the question, “Can Exercise help prevent cancer?”
Pre-registration information: https://pennstatehershey.tfaforms.net/230
- Place yourself on the registration “waitlist” if they are over capacity
The Lancaster Workforce Investment Board is sponsoring FOUR Career Shadowing opportunities for Lancaster County Students.
Why a panel?
- These panels include those occupations that are difficult to shadow due to safety or confidentiality concerns.
- The job shadowing panels include a group of industry professionals that will share their experiences and answer questions about their occupations.
All panels run from 9-11 AM
The Human Services panel will meet on Thursday, March 2, 2017 in room 3 at Liberty Place; 313 W Liberty Street, Lancaster, PA 17603
The Police/Firefighter/EMT panel will meet on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at the Lancaster County Public Safety Center; 101 Champ Blvd, Manheim, PA 17545
The Construction panel will meet on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at the Association of Builders and Contractors; Rapho Business Park 135 T-801 Shellyland Rd. Manheim PA 17545 exit 772 off of 283
- After the panel students will observe apprenticeship classes
The Industrial/Production/Logistics panel will meet on will be held in room 101 at 1020 New Holland Ave on Friday, March 10, 2017.
What do you need to do to register?
See Mrs. Ostrowski in the counseling office if you plan to attend one of the above sessions. She will submit your name so you are registered. You will need to arrange your own transportation and you will need to submit an excuse from your parent/guardian upon your return to school.
Email Melissa.email@example.com with questions.
Ubuntu Leaders in Lancaster raises awareness of social justice issues while empowering our youth participants to address them. It builds compassion, develops leadership and advocacy skills, and fosters global citizenry. This after-school, community-based program is geared toward youth in 7-12 grade who want to make a difference in their communities.
- Weekly meetings (Monday 4:00-5:30pm Ware Center, 42 N. Prince Street, Lancaster)
- Immersion/field trip opportunities to raise awareness
- Volunteer opportunities
- Social change and advocacy projects
Check out this article in the Lancaster News Paper about the Fall 2016 Cohort! http://lancasteronline.com/news/local/ubuntu-leaders-in-lancaster-teaches-young-people-the-tools-of/article_688f9b32-b8da-11e6-9339-67b01b208b1c.html
Coping Kids & Teens
Throughout the school year, the Pathways Center for Grief & Loss’s Coping Kids & Teens Program offers a series of peer support grief groups for children, teens and adults. Families gather for a light supper before each group session. The next 7-week series will be held Thursdays, October 20 – December 8 (excluding November 24),
6:00–7:30 p.m. at the Pathways Center for Grief & Loss. Families meet with a Coping Kids & Teens counselor to determine if the group would be the best support option for their child/teen. Call (717) 391-2413 or (800) 924-7610 by October 7 to schedule an appointment.
Click here for more information about the Coping Kids and Teens program.
Growing Leaders | Building Communities
This after-school, community-based program is looking for youth members in grades 6-12 who want to make a difference in their communities.
Ubuntu Leaders in Lancaster (ULL) invites students to meet with peers who are interested in developing leadership skills and taking an active role in creating the world you imagine.
Day/Time: Mondays from 4:00-5:30pm; first night is September 26, 2016
Location: Ware Center, 42 N. Prince Street, Lancaster.
Ubuntu Leaders in Lancaster believe in a youth led movement that changes things locally and globally. Are you interested in being part of that movement?
Join us to start the journey of creating positive social change and becoming leaders within your community! This program is open to students from schools across Lancaster County hosted through Millersville University School of Social Work. For the information to apply to this program or more information, email Ms. Wile at Dana.firstname.lastname@example.org and check out the Flyer: ubuntu-leaders-in-lancaster-2016
To embrace Ubuntu means to interact with others and do for others in a way that benefits the community.
The high school counselors have provided some resources for families and parents https://blogs.pennmanor.net/pmhscounseling/suicide-prevention-resources/
We recommend this video to community members and parents: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BByqa7bhto
If you have immediate concerns, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 or Lancaster County Crisis Intervention: 1-717-394-2631. If you have general concerns, feel free to contact your students school counselor for more resources and to find out what support can be provided to your student.
Drug overdose deaths in the county have more than tripled in the last four years, in large
part due to the heroin scourge which plagues every local community. Last year, more than
2500 Pennsylvanians died of drug overdose.
The Lancaster County Anti-Heroin Task Force is working to combat the heroin epidemic in
our community. We invite you to come join our kick-off event on:
Grace United Methodist Church
[Monday, May 2nd at 7pm]
[163 W. Frederick Street, Millersville, PA 17551]
The mission of the Task Force and Community Forums is to:
– Reduce heroin-related deaths
– Promote education on addictions devastating impact
– Provide access to resources and treatment options combating substance abuse
– Provide support to families and those affected by addiction
Please join us in our community’s response to the heroin epidemic.
This project was supported by PCCD Subgrant #26176, awarded by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and
Looking for Summer Career Interviews/Shadowing/Volunteer Opportunities?
All students at PMHS are required to complete a Career Oriented Graduation Project. Summer is a great time to work on completing a Career Shadowing experience or conducting informational interviews. Additionally, many students are planning for Career Internships and Service Learning placements for the 16-17 school year. Let the Lancaster Chamber help. The Chamber hosts a website, www.lancasterchambercareerconnect.com, that provides a resource designed to connect students with area employers and employees. Please take advantage of this great resource!