Penn State York- Fall Events

Fall events at Penn State York are a perfect opportunity for your college-bound juniors and seniors to learn more about Penn State before the November 1 early action application deadline and December 1 priority Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) deadline! We are offering a variety of both virtual and in-person events.

Penn State Day Open House: Saturday, October 9 (in-person event)
Students will learn about the admissions and financial aid award processes and timeline, have an opportunity to interact with our faculty and current students, and view campus via a walking campus tour. The program begins at 9:00 a.m. (ET). Students will receive a $65 application fee waiver. Students can register online or call 717-771-4040.

Application Workshop (Virtual)

Admissions Counselors will be on-hand to help you work on the Penn State application. Application fee waiver of $65 for those who attend!

September 25 @ 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Register here.

FAFSA Workshop (Virtual)

Admissions and Financial Aid staff will be available to assist you as you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Limited spaces available

November 29 @ 4:00-6:00 p.m. Register here.

Free Back to School Series

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

Register HERE

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

Register HERE

HOSTED BY MONTGOMERY COUNTY SYSTEM OF CARE

BACK-TO-SCHOOL SERIES

Questions?

Contact cartillio@montcopa.org

*Sessions will be recorded and available to registered participants for a limited time period!

PHEAA Sept Webinars: Planning & Scholarships – for all grade levels

September PHEAA webinars are here to assist with planning!

Financial Aid Timeline – Know What To Do When     Sept 9, Thursday, 6:30 pm;  Sept 16, Thursday, Noon;  Sept 23, Thursday, 6:30 pm;  Sept 28, Tuesday, Noon 

THIS IS A PUBLIC EVENT-NOT PENN MANOR SPONSORED. PENN MANOR FINANCIAL AID NIGHT IS SEPTEMBER 20th at 6:00pm in the Manor Middle School Auditorium/Cafeteria. Financial Aid Night

Follow financial aid experts Linda Pacewicz and Dan Wray of PHEAA’s PA Forward Program as they guide you along the exciting (and sometimes bumpy) road to an affordable higher education.  The journey will begin before high school and end in the land of education loan repayment – or maybe even education loan forgiveness.  One thing is for certain:  it’s never too early to start preparing for a successful higher education experience.  This one-hour presentation will provide the starting points – and web resources – for effective research before, during, and after your student makes postsecondary decisions. Knowing what to expect and to plan for it is the key.  Failing to plan, is planning to fail!

Searching for Scholarships and Affording the Balance   Sept 14 Tuesday Noon;  Sept 21 Tuesday 6:30 pm;  Sept 30 Thursday Noon

There are many ways to pay for education, and one important step is to search and apply for Scholarships. More free money equals less borrowing.  This presentation will review the types of options available, along with tips on applying.  It will also offer samples of fun scholarship options to get you started.  We’ll then review what to do about the balances that might be left over in order to make affordable higher education decisions.  Join Linda Pacewicz and Dan Wray from PHEAA’s PAForward Program for an hour of detailed information on this topic.

Register at:  Pheaa.org/Virtual

Out-of-School Program

Young Adults Program

Are you between the ages of 16-24? Summer is right around the corner and we are excited to share with you an opportunity for students who have graduated high school and are not pursuing post-secondary education at this time, OR students who dropped out of high school. 

Let us connect you to your future Career!

Services Available:

  • One-on-One Career Coaching
  • GED Testing
  • Access to Online Courses
  • Up to $10,000 towards approved TRAINING
  • Paid internships earning a minimum of $10.35 an hour in CAREER fields that match your interest
  • Opportunities to earn gift card incentives for Career Exposure Activites
  • and more!

Get started today! Email YOUNGADULTPROGRAM@jobs4lancaster.com

@PACAREERLINKYA

Virtual Camp College


Virtual Camp College is back for 2021!

PACAC’s Camp College went virtual in 2020, and is planning a revival of this popular program for 2021.

Virtual Camp College or VCC is happening on three different dates for this year: 
June 17, July 17, or August 17
Unlike previous years, we’re running all off sessions in one day. All dates of VCC will be the same programming, so just choose the date that works best for you. 

Registration is now open – Please click here! 

Who VCC Is For First-generation, low-income, underrepresented students who are interested in attending college after they graduate from high school.Students set to graduate from high school in the classes of 2022 or 2023.Parents or family members of students who are set to graduate in the classes of 2022 or 2023. 
The VCC Schedule (all on ZOOM)-
Thursday, June 17 9:00AM-4:00PM
Saturday, July 17 9:00AM-4:00PM
Tuesday, August 17 9:00AM-4:00PM
All dates of VCC will be the same programming, so just choose the date that works best for you. 
Session Offerings
VCC will feature sessions presented by secondary school-based counselors and college admissions professionals from around the Commonwealth. Topics will include:
-College Admissions Fundamentals
-Paying for College
-Doing Virtual College Research
-Writing A Great College Essay
-Finding Success In College
…And so many more!
There will also be two virtual college panels, featuring representatives from colleges across the Commonwealth.

Completion Certificates
These are available to any participant who attends all sessions in a single day. Certificates will be mailed by the end of August 2021 to all students who complete the program. Students can put their certification of attendance to this awesome program right on their college resume. If you have any questions, please email them to CampCollege@pacac.org

Construction Camp for Girls

ABC Keystone’s All ’bout Construction (ABC) Girls Camp

A Week-long Summer Camp Experience Introducing Girls to Careers in Construction

June 14-18, 2021 | 7:30 am – 4:00 pm each day

at ABC Keystone
135 Shellyland Road
Manheim, PA 17545

Construction – It’s Not Just for Boys!


Careers in Construction offer competitive salaries, unparalleled skills, potential for leadership growth, and a feeling of satisfaction. ABC Keystone encourages young women to learn more about these career opportunities during our inaugural All ’bout Construction Girls Camp open to girls ages 14-19 in Lancaster County* and scheduled for June 14-18, 2021.

The All ’bout Construction Girls Camp provides girls the opportunity to explore careers in construction through inspiration and mentoring from industry professionals. Campers will experience several construction trades as they build skills through multiple hands-on activities. Through other individual and group activities, the girls will also gain effectiveness in problem solving and managing team dynamics. Field trips with local contractors are scheduled throughout the week to ensure campers get to see construction in action. At the ABC Keystone training facility, attendees will utilize their newly-gained knowledge of select trades to build their very own take-home projects incorporating HVAC, plumbing and electrical trade skills.

*This camp is grant-funded through the Lancaster County Workforce Development Board, and therefore, in this inaugural year, only Lancaster county residents are eligible to attend. We look forward to opening the camp to other counties when it is next offered.

Email stephanie@abckeystone.org to learn more!

View the camp daily schedule here

Apply online! – Applications due April 30, 2021


Inspire Career Fair

Preparing your student for a career is an important part of his/her education here at Penn Manor.

This year, we are happy to announce that your student will be participating in JA Inspire, a virtual career fair for students. Junior Achievement’s mission is to prepare students for their own economic success.

Through JA Inspire Virtual, students will be learning about themselves through a career assessment and through a reflection of choices made during the career fair. They will have the opportunity to learn about many different careers, job opportunities, internships, and more, all in South Central PA. Our plan is to have your student complete JA Inspire in some classes or on their own. Please feel free to join your student as he/she goes through JA Inspire. Ask questions about career choices, share successes and tips, go into JA Inspire Virtual and visit local booths and watch webinars with them. They each can get a unique log-in from their counselor or teacher and can access the fair 24/7 from March 15th-June 13th. Join in on the fun!

Student Self-paced guidebook for JA Inspire Career Fair

Students will have more information on their grade-level google classroom this week

Summer Camp Volunteer Opportunity

2021 IU13 Summer Enrichment Camps
Volunteer Opportunities!

Survival in the Wilderness –
Teamwork, problem solving, outdoor fun!

o August 3-5, 2021 – 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
o Campers: Grades 5-8
o Location: Lancaster County Central Park’s Pavilion #11, 733 Williamson Road, Lancaster, PA
o Volunteer applicants for this camp must be entering Grades 9-12 or college students

We are looking for responsible student volunteers who would be good role models and engage with all campers in a positive way while embracing the guidance offered by camp instructors and IU13 staff. If you would like to apply to be a volunteer, please click
here. If you have any questions or concerns, please email enrichment@iu13.org or call 717-606-1822.
As required by law, background clearances will be necessary, but costs are minimal for those volunteering. IU13 will be happy to verify your service hours for school or club requirements.
For more details on any of our 2021 camps… Visit our website: www.iu13.org and search
Summer Enrichment Camps.

Questions?
 Visit IU13 Summer Enrichment Camps, email enrichment@iu13.org, or
call IU13 Gifted Education and Enrichment Services: 717-606-1822

Summer Construction Pre-Apprenticeship

ABC Keystone will be offering PA Connection, our Construction Pre-Apprenticeship, over the summer. This program is recognized and registered with the Commonwealth.

The course takes place three days a week over four weeks and is a good fit for: 1) students exploring construction as a career choice; or 2) students who have an interest in the industry and want advanced training before entering a registered apprenticeship. Completion of the course provides credit toward any one of the ABC Keystone programs, along with OSHA 10-Hour Construction credentials and completion certification. The program is recommended for students ages 16 and older, due to use of hand and power tools.

This is a tuition-based program that costs $2,250 per student for all training, materials, textbooks, and personal protective equipment. Financial assistance with tuition may be available. Please let me know if you’d like information on a tuition subsidy. Transportation is the responsibility of the student.

Click here for more information and to apply! Schedule is shown below.

  • PA Connection, Summer 2021
  • 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day
  • ABC Keystone Training Facility, Manheim
2021 Summer Schedule Pre-Apprenticeship ABC Keystone

Camp for Health Care Career Exploration

IU13
PA College Logo

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is partnering with the Lancaster-Lebanon IU13 to offer a “Health Care Career Exploration Camp” for rising 9th to 12th graders. The virtual camp will be held on Tuesday July 20th, 2021 and Wednesday July 21st, 2021 from 9 am to 12:15 pm for $175 per student. In addition to a live stream dissection, a health care kit, and a health care speaker, students will also be given a free application code to apply for PA College dual enrollment. Click here to learn more and click here to apply.

Students Entering Grades 9 through 12 in Fall 2021
Dates: Tuesday-Wednesday, July 20-21, 2021
Online Instruction: 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Tuition: $175.00 per student
Presented by: Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
(pacollege.edu), Lancaster, PA

Registration Deadline: May 24, 2021 Click here to register.

Download flyer for more information.

Paid Work Experience

Are you a 16-24 year old Lancaster County Resident looking for a paid internship making a minimum of $10.35 an hour? Are you interested in a specific career path but are having a hard time getting your foot in the door to gain experience in the field? Are you looking to build your resume and interviewing skills?

We have the perfect opportunity for you! Through a partnership with the Lancaster County Workforce Development Board, PA CareerLink® Lancaster County is offering Paid Work Experiences for ambitious young adults interested in exploring different career paths.

With numerous job openings, we are sure to have a position that will be a great fit for you!

Intake and Orientations happen every week.

Please email paidworkexperience@jobs4lancaster.com to schedule a Zoom meeting session and for more information.

Please be prepared with the following documentation to apply:
• Social Security Card
• Birth Certificate
• Driver’s License with Lancaster County Address, OR School ID
• Last 30 days of paystubs (if currently working)
• Work Permit (if under the age of 18)

LVC Health and Biomedical Science Summer Program

There is a valuable academic opportunity for students: the Lebanon Valley College Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Program, which will be held online from July 26-28, 2021.   

The Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Program will be held via Zoom from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-4 p.m. ET each day and costs $175.  We are happy to welcome rising High School freshmen-seniors.   

The goal of the Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Program is to provide a window into the scientific basis of human health.  Our online Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer program will include live lectures from LVC faculty, visiting guest speakers, online laboratory exercises and other interactive activities.  While we cannot duplicate the in-person experience of our traditional summer camp, our faculty are committed to providing students with an engaging and valuable experience! 

Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of immunology, molecular biology, pharmacology, physiology and neuroscience.  In addition, students will interact with practicing professionals in fields such as medicine, physical therapy, toxicology, and biomedical laboratory research. The Health and Biomedical Sciences Program will provide a fun, challenging and engaging college environment in which students will develop a deeper understanding of what it means to be a biomedical scientist and health professional.   

For more information, or if you or your students have questions about the camp, you can visit the Health and Biomedical Sciences website (http://www.lvc.edu/academics/summer-community-programming/health-biomedical-sciences-camp/) or contact Dr. Courtney Lappas at lappas@lvc.edu

Instant Decision Day-Millersville University

Millersville University will be doing Instant Admissions Decision Day Wednesday, December 16th. This is where you can apply online, meet with an admissions rep on a virtual call for about 10 minutes to find out if you are accepted!

Applying now through this method means that you don’t have to pay to send your test scores* and you don’t have to do the essay portion of the application.  Sign-up now:


1) Register for Instant Decision Day with Millersville ASAP for timeslot https://apply.millersville.edu/register/PennManorIDD20
2) Apply to Millersville on their website (easier than the common app) https://apply.millersville.edu/apply/
3) Request Transcripts on Xello. If you are having trouble, you can sign-up on this google form for the counselors to send it. https://forms.gle/qmewTDJbkCq1a4je7

*Millersville University is test-optional for students with a GPA higher than 3.2. If your GPA is lower than a 3.2, then please request on the form below for your counselor to send any test scores we have for you (PSAT/SAT/ACT). https://forms.gle/qmewTDJbkCq1a4je7. If you don’t have either, please talk to your counselor to prepare for an admissions interview.

Financial Aid Night

October 29th at 6pm

Google Meet Live Session, Thursday, October 29th at 6 PM. A link will be emailed to your Penn Manor Gmail and in the grade level Google classroom if you registered. Penn Manor’s PHEAA Representative, Sonya Mann-McFarlane, and counselors will host a Q & A  with breakout sessions to complete your FAFSA.
All parents/guardians and grades welcomed, but it is targeted to 11th and 12th graders
You can watch this informational video before the event.  

High School AI Program by Stanford PhD Students

INSPIRIT AI

Live Online AI Program by Stanford PhD Students this Winter and Spring


AI Scholars Live Online is a 10-session (25 hours) pre-college enrichment program that exposes high school students (Grades 9-12) to fundamental AI concepts and guides them to build a socially impactful project. Taught by our team of graduate students from Stanford University, students receive a personalized, interdisciplinary learning experience with a student-teacher ratio of 4:1. Students with prior programming experience are placed in an advanced cohort. We offer multiple dates and times for our Winter Break and Spring Semester programs. Students may apply here by October 31st and learn more in the brochure or on our website
AI Scholars Live Online guides students to build a socially impactful AI project in a domain of their interest such as healthcare, robotics, finance, and sustainability to showcase the skills they learned. This past summer and fall, over 900 students completed projects including tracing the origins of COVID-19 and predicting algorithmic bias in legal decision-making. Students attend live online classes in small groups with a student-teacher ratio of 4:1.