The Rise Above: Eliminating Stigma in Youth Mental Wellness youth summit is a collaboration between the Touchstone Foundation and The Hood Hippie Love Yourself.
The goal for this summit is to help high school students gain new skills and connect them to resources for mental health in Lancaster County. Over the course of 4 weeks students will be introduced to new topics and themes and hear from professionals and local creatives. Students will be able to learn from each other and their Safe Space Coordinators (facilitators of the workshops).
This summer the Touchstone Foundation is partnering with YWCA Lancaster, to provide students with a 4-week summer intensive. Our program will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays (8 sessions) throughout the month of July into the first week of August.
Tuesdays, 10am-3pm: July 11th, July 18th, July 25th and August 1st
Thursday, 10am-3pm: July 13th, July 20th, July 27th and August 3rd
This is a paid opportunity for students to learn, engage and grow. To receive the monetary award, participants must attend all 4 weeks of the intensive with the allotment of one excused absence. Students will be asked to provide detailed feedback on the program and fill out an informational survey from Pennsylvania Care Partnership.
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!
Each year, many young lives are drastically changed or cut short by risky behaviors like driving under the influence of alcohol or texting while driving. Motor vehicle crashes involving teenagers are especially heartbreaking, because most of these teen tragedies are fully preventable. Metzger Wickersham law firm is now accepting entries for the tenth annual 2023 Road to Safety Scholarship Contest, which encourages young drivers to get involved in spreading the message to keep our roads safe.
Pennsylvania college-bound high school seniors may submit a creative project about the dangers of drunk driving or distracted driving for their chance to win college scholarship money. First, second and third place winners will be selected by our panel of judges and will receive $1,000, $750 and $500 scholarships, respectively.
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, email@example.com or 717-464-3311.
This unique event held on April 27th will showcase jobs ranging from design, engineering, manufacturing, finance, scenic art, operations, across a fast-paced, creative and technical industry. Rock Lititz is accepting student applications now through March 17th. Participants will be notified by March 31. Transportation, lunch, and chaperones provided. Apply here: www.surveymonkey.com/r/LECE_HS23
Local Mock Competition will be held on March 3 at our facility in Manheim. The mock competition is a timed event for the 4th-year apprentices who will represent us at the National Craft Competition in Kissimmee, Florida. Our goal is to showcase the trades and highlight these apprentices, but to also provide a crowd and an atmosphere that is more like what they will encounter at the actual competition. If you are interested in attending, please reach out to the counseling office for more details.
Open for girls ages 11-17 to learn about their unique strengths and how to share them with the world. Topics include Communication, Interpersonal Strengths, Healthy Relationships, Goal Setting. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
2022 IU13 Summer Enrichment Camps Volunteer Opportunities! ✓ Are you studying education in college or considering a career in education? ✓ Do you enjoy helping kids learn and thrive in STEM classes or related activities? ✓ Do you need volunteer hours for school or to build your resume? IU13 offers challenge, learning, and fun through its summer programs for students. Each camp is set up as an enrichment opportunity that requires teamwork, flexibility, and social interaction on the part of campers. Challenging concepts are explored in fun, interactive ways. This summer, favorite camps are being offered again and new camps are being introduced!
This summer there are two outdoor enrichment camps that need volunteers: Survival in the Wilderness – 3-Day Camp o Tuesday-Thursday, June 28-30, 2022 – 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM o Campers: Grades 4-8 o Location: Lancaster County Central Park’s Pavilion #11, 733 Williamson Road, Lancaster, PA Water Everywhere! – 3-Day Camp o Tuesday-Thursday, July 19-21, 2022 – 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM o Campers: Grades 2-5 o Location: Lancaster County Central Park’s Pavilion #11, 733 Williamson Road, Lancaster, PA We are looking for responsible student volunteers, entering Grades 9-12 or college students, who are good role models and will engage with all campers in a positive way while embracing the guidance offered by camp instructors and IU13 staff. If you have any questions or want to apply to be a summer camp volunteer, please email email@example.com or call 717-606-1822. NOTE: 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 2022 camps…
Visit our website: www.iu13.org and search Summer Enrichment Camps.
Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a Christian organization founded in 1987. Through MobilePack events, FMSC is able to partner with local community organizations to send healthy, safe meals to malnourished children around the world. Thanks to volunteers packing and covering the expense of the meals, each meal costs less than 25 cents to produce. Since 1987, FMSC has distributed more than 2 billion meals in nearly 70 countries.
The 7th Lancaster County FeedMy Starving Children MobilePack will take place Friday-Sunday, March 25-27, 2022, at Willow Street Mennonite Church, 399 E. Penn Grant Road, Willow Street, PA 17564. 1,250 volunteers will provide 300,000 meals to help alleviate world hunger! To date, our meals have gone to Somalia, Haiti, Belize, Dominican Republic, Malawi and Uganda. Working together over the last 6 years, more than 6,500 volunteers from our community have come together to send more than 1.3 million meals to those most in need around the world!
If you are age 5-205, WE NEED YOU!!!!!
How does it work? 1,250 volunteers work during 2 hour shifts to provide 300,000 meals in 3 days. The volunteers come from churches, businesses, friends, relatives, co-workers and anyone else who would like to participate. It is an awesome opportunity for families and friends to volunteer and spend time together for a great cause!
COVID 19 Precautions:Masks are not required but may be worn if desired. Hand-washing stations will be implemented this year. Increased disinfecting practices between shifts per COVID-19 protocols will be in place. All volunteers need to preregister online.
Can anyone do it? For safety and efficiency, required student-to-adult ratios are put in place:
K-2nd grade 1 student to 1 adult
3rd-6th grade 3 students to 1 adult
7th-9th grade 4 students to 1 adult
10th-12th grade 5 students to 1 adult
Sit down jobs are available as needed.
Does it cost to participate? Every individual who signs up for a packing shift is encouraged to make a personal goal of contributing a minimum of $52. At the price of less than 25 cents a meal, this covers the cost of 1 box of packed meals (216 meals) which is the average amount a single volunteer packs in a 2 hour period. Whether a person can contribute 25 cents or $250, we welcome you to participate in the MobilePack event.
Donations may be submitted on-line for our event at: fmsc.org
Next click on Volunteer and choose MobilePack Events to find our event.
Or mailed to:
Feed My Starving Children
ATTN: MobilePack #2203-001MI
401 93rd Avenue NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
Make checks payable to FMSC. Write MobilePack #2203-001MI in the memo line.
Where do I sign up? On-line sign upis taking place now at the following link: fmsc.org
Next click on Volunteer and choose MobilePack Events to find our event. You will need to create an account to sign up for the event on-line.
Packing times will be as follows:
Friday, March 25, 2022 1:30-3:30 PM, 4:30-6:30 PM, 7:30-9:30 PM
Some shift times are more popular than others and fill quickly.
For the second year! Food Collection for the Lanc. Co. Council of Churches Food Hub: Unfortunately, food insecurity is a local challenge as a well as a global one for many. As a result, in addition to financial donations to cover the cost of the FMSC meals, we are inviting everyone to bring along a non-perishable food item that will be donated to the Lanc. Co. Council of Churches Food Hub that is located in Lancaster city. Items requested include:
Peanut butter (1 lb. containers), Canned meats- salmon, chicken or tuna, Rice or brown rice (1 lb. bags), Canned potatoes, Whole grain pasta or Mac & Cheese (12 oz boxes) and Pouch meals (such as Hamburger Helper)
Anyone from Lancaster County may receive food from this location.
Questions? Please email Lora Mangus Wenger, Lanc. Co. FMSC MP Chairperson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Willow Street Mennonite Church at 717-464-2422.
Still have questions, check out the following video!
On Friday, February 25th 6:30-8:30 pm, at Penn Manor High School, there will once again be an in-person Academy Night for the 11th District of Pennsylvania. United States Service Academy Liaison officers, ROTC representatives and DODMERB personnel will be present to brief on their programs. Information provided will include answers to the following:
· The difference between attending an academy/ROTC and military recruiters · The value of attending a summer program at an Academy · Describing the ‘ideal’ candidate · Determining the difference between a nomination and an appointment
Especially now, with the changes to SAT/ACT standards, extracurricular push, and hybrid learning, it is important for those students/parents/educators to understand the process and the rigors of the application/admission.
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!
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
October 19, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at the Temple University School of Art
The Philadelphia Architecture + Design College Fair is free and open to the public. High school and college students, parents, teachers and counselors will have the opportunity to learn about programs in architecture and other built environment disciplines. They will have a chance to speak with over 45 colleges and universities. Counselors and teachers are also welcome to attend to learn more about design disciplines.
There will be two featured panels during the event:”Life as an Architecture Student” from 11:00 a.m. -11:45 a.m.”Pathways in the Profession” from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Miranda Westrick at email@example.com or 215-204-9135.