TEDxYouth Event Coming to Lancaster— Get Involved….

On September 10, 2016, TEDxLancaster hosted a sold-out, professionally produced event at the Ware Center. Many adults passionately shared “ideas worth spreading,” and younger speakers also took center stage to share their passion. Building on the success of TEDxLancaster and in order to support student creativity, intellect and 21st century skill development, an Inaugural TEDxYouth@Lancaster is in the early planning stages. To clarify, a TEDxYouth event is a TEDx event created for youth and by youth with the help of adult mentors. Because of your connection to this community, we need you!  And there is only ONE chance to be part of an Inaugural TEDxYouth event!

If you are an adult or student (grades 6-12) interested in the following things, the TEDxYouth planning team is for you:

  • Representing your school, community or industry in a positive way
  • Supporting youth in our community who have ideas worth spreading
  • Connecting with people who are motivated, driven, passionate, and committed to creating something special for our community
  • Working with a team to hone real world skills that include marketing, budgeting, building partnerships, and effective communication
  • Putting into practice authentic 21st century skills such as critical thinking; creative problem solving through collaboration; and effective interaction with community partners, that will enhance your ability to succeed in whatever path you choose
  • Completing volunteer hours for school in a way that can build your skills for the future
  • Being an important part of a TED experience that is new and exciting!


JOIN US at the Conference and Training Center at IU13 (Burle Business Park, 1020 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster) from 7PM – 8PM on Tuesday, October 4. Also, complete this short surveyso we can build a powerful, committed team of volunteers to make this event happen (probably in June 2017). RSVP through survey by September 29.
Also, feel free to forward this message to those in your world who you feel could make a positive contribution to the team. We are looking for a variety of backgrounds, passions and experience! TEDxYouth@Lancaster needs you! We hope you’ll join us and invite others (adults and students) to do the same!

 The TEDxYouth@Lancaster Planning Team

Janice Estabrook, Coordinator of Gifted and Enrichment Services

Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13

Instructional Services

1020 New Holland Avenue

Lancaster, PA  17601

Phone:  717- 606-1732

Fax:  717-606-1774

Cell:  717-413-4662

Twitter: @IU13GiftedNet

Ubuntu Leaders in Lancaster

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.ubuntu-logo

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.wile@pennmanor.net 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.


National Christian College Fair

Please note that a National Christian College Fair is coming to Lancaster on Thursday, Oct. 6 from 7-9 p.m. hosted by Lancaster County Christian School, Lancaster, PA.  This is the only fair of its type in south central PA.

Some of the premier Christian Colleges in North America will be attending.  More information and the list of Colleges attending can be found here.   Promotional materials will be arriving to your office within the next few days.

Scanner technology will be used at this fair; so to avoid registration lines, students are encouraged to pre-register and obtain bar codes prior to the fair

College Fairs 2016-2017

Back-to-School Virtual College Fair: On Aug. 25, 2016,  from 2 p.m.–10 p.m., NSHSSS and College Week Live will host a back-to-school virtual college fair. Students can live chat with admissions representatives and students from more than 100 colleges. Learn more.

Conestoga Valley College Fair and Pathways to Gold Collar Careers:  November 7th CVHS

Penn Manor’s Education Day College Fair will be Monday, November 7th in the Central Complex. Details will be announced at the start of the school year.

PACAC College Fair
The Pennsylvania Association of College and Admissions Counselors (PACAC) has announced their 2016-2017 College Fair Schedule.  Below are the locations that may be convenient for Penn Manor Students to attend:

  • Hershey Area Regional College Fair September 6th, 7pm-9pm
  • York County Regional College Fair October 17th, 6pm-8pm
  • Lancaster County Regional College Fair March 16th, 8:30am-11:00am hosted at Millersville University

For detail about the location, please see the events calendar on the PACAC website.
https://pacac.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=8 .

Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, U Penn, and Stanford
Thursday, September 15th 2016 at Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel 7:00pm. Representatives from the above five universities will conduct brief slide presentations about their institution and answer your questions about the sometimes-mystifying world of college admissions. You will learn what distinguishes one fine university from another, what competitive colleges look for in the selection process, and what you can do to enhance your college application.  RSVP on their website at http://www.exploringcollegeoptions.org/ 

Virtual College Fairs
College Week Live provides Virtual College Fairs for special tops and reginonal schools.  September 7th 4:00pm-12:ooam will be the Prinston Review Virtual College Fair. September 15th 4:00-12:00pm will be the Military.com Virgual College Fair. More will be announced as they approach. For information how to access these from your own computer, check out the website:
Why attend a Virtual College Fair? Virtual college fairs give students an opportunity to connect with colleges from around the world that they might not be able to visit at a traditional college fair. Colleges track how interested students are in attending their college through the virtual and in-person contact students make with the college. Attending a virtual college fair can help a students application to an out-of-state competitive college if they connect with the school they are applying to.

Christian College Fair
October 6th, 2016 7pm-9pm at Lancaster County Christian School. Christian Colleges from around the country will be represented. For more information, check out: http://myblueprintstory.com/christian-college-fairs/?fid=71 

NACAC National College Fairs
The National Association of College and Admissions Counselors is hosing a college fair in Baltimore October 17t-18th and in Philadelphia October 30th. Check out the website for location details and registration: http://www.nacacnet.org/college-fairs/fallncf/pages/default.aspx

The Growing Project-Summer Volunteers needed

The Growing Projects is a program of Hunger-Free Lancaster County (hungerfreelancaster.org) as a way to infuse more healthy produce into the charitable food network and give volunteers of all ages a chance to help. The Growing Project is dedicated to growing fresh vegetables to help feed hungry people in Lancaster County. This first year, 2 acres will be cultivated for sweet corn, squash, pumpkins, beans, and more.

Volunteers will be needed throughout the planting, growing, and harvest process to make this venture successful so there will be abundant opportunity for others to get involved. To get involved and for more information contact Mike Youse at the the Lutheran Camping Corporation of Central PA at 717-677-8211.

Volunteers are needed from May 21th and throughout the planting, growing, and harvest season. Volunteers must be over the age of 10 and are invited to bring garden tools.

Hunger-Free Lancaster County is chaired by former state Sen. Mike Brubaker and a partnership with business, faith-based nonprofit, and public sector organization working together to ensure sustainable access to three healthy meals a day for all Lancaster residents by 2018.

Summer Communications and Media Career Camp

Misercordia University is offering a summer Career Exploration Camp for high school students from June 26th-29th in the field of Communications and Media. During this four day and three night program students will do all of the tasks required to create a television magazine show and a newspaper–print and online. The price is reasonable–$90.  Camp fills quickly.  See the application here: MisericordiaSummerProgram

Summer Science Camp Volunteers needed

Do you enjoy working with children?  If so, the Lancaster Science Factory is looking for Camp Volunteers for this summer to assist with sessions with their STEM Summer Camps. This is a great opportunity for students to have fun while earning building their resume and gaining experience. Volunteers will be responsible for assisting campers with their projects, helping with attendance, assisting instructors with set-up, inventory, and clean-up and monitoring campers during class/break time. STEM camps start the week of June 13th and ends Aug 19. Each camp week will involve a different instructor, topic and group of campers.  Volunteers would ideally sign up for assisting for an entire week or more.

Camp Dates (Monday-Friday)

Morning Session (9am-12pm)

Afternoon Session (1pm-4pm)

Camp Title


Camp Title


June 13-17

Food Fight!


Good Vibrations


June 20-24

Mathemagician Academy


Who done it?


June 27-July 1

Flight 101


Wild Science


July 5-8

Girls Feature: Lotions and Potions


A Fresh Angle on Sports


July 11-15

You’ve got a Golden Ticket


High Steel Structures Presents:

Bridge Mania: Arcs and Arches


July 18-22

Master of Messy Mayhem




July 25-29

Junk Drawer Robotics


The World of Motion


August 1-5



Power of the Sun: Solar Cookers


August 8-12

Oooey Gooey Science


GIRLS ONLY: The World of Motion


August 15-19

The Weather Around Us


Glow in the D

Prospective volunteers will need to go  an interview process and participate in a group orientation prior to the start of the program.   

 Volunteers 18 and over must have an updated Criminal Background Check and Child Abuse Clearance prior to the start of volunteering. Volunteers who have lived outside of PA in the past 10 years must also complete a FBI clearance.

Let’s Talk Lancaster Expo!

Are you seeking help? If not, do you know someone that might be? Please consider attending Lancaster’s mental well-being event where community members will gather together and showcase services, providers and resources that are available to the community to help promote well being.  This event is open to the public and is at no cost. The event will consist of discussions revolving  Community Member’s experiences in recovery, the Compeer friendship program, Mental Health America’s Wellness Academy, assistance available in your workplace for stress and transforming difficult conversations with family and friends, financial assistance programs and navigating the healthcare system.


When? Saturday, May 21st.

Time? 9am-12pm

Where? HAAC Lancaster Campus

To register, please click here

For more questions, please call (717) 544-3811

Heroin- A Community Conversation to be held in Millersville

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
Delinquency (PCCD).

LGHealth Penn AHTF Community Event

Grief and Loss Resources for Students

The Pathways Center for Grief & Loss is a resource to adults, teens and children impacted by serious illness or a loss through death. Below are just a few of our upcoming support options. Call us or visit www.pathwaysthroughgrief.org for more options.

Thursdays, March 17 – April 28, 6:00-7:30 p.m. 
Pathways Center for Grief & Loss, 4075 Old Harrisburg Pike, Mount Joy
Click here for more information.

COPING WITH SUICIDE LOSS (6-week support series)
Wednesdays, March 30 – May 4, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Pathways Center for Grief & Loss • 4075 Old Harrisburg Pike, Mount Joy
Click here for more information. 

Mondays, April 11, 18 and 25, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital (Spruce Community Room, first floor)
169 Martin Avenue, Ephrata
Click here for more information.

Pathways Center for Grief & Loss  |  4075 Old Harrisburg Pike,  Mount Joy, PA 17552
Phone: (717) 391-2413  |  1 (800) 924-7610  |  www.pathwaysthroughgrief.org
Development Policy  |  Email Preferences Copyright 2016 Hospice & Community Care

PACAC College Fair

Attention Juniors,

The Counseling Department will be hosting a trip to the PACAC’s College Fair at Millersville University on March 10th.  The fair will be hosting schools from across the country and is a great opportunity for students to make personal connections with future schools.

Field Trip Request Forms will be located in the Counseling Department.  These must be turned in by March 1st!


This trip is at no cost to students and parents are strongly encouraged to come  at their convenience to help their children along with the process.

Click here for the list of schools that will be attending

Transportation will be provided and meeting promptly at 9:10 am and returning by 10:40.

For more information, please contact Melissa Ostrowski (Melissa.Ostrowski@pennmanor.net)

National Day of Service, Monday Jan 18th

Monday is MLK National Day of Service. Dr. Martin King, Jr. once said “Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve.” Dr. King further challenged our nation to service of our fellow man by asking, “What are you doing for others?”. The universal messages of justice, democracy, hope, love, and selflessness that he preached continue to inspire and move people today. As his legacy lives on, we encourage you to answer Dr. King’s call to service by participating in the “2016 MLK Day of Service.”

Consider spending Monday volunteering. Check out the United Way of Lancaster’s website for volunteer opportunities for MLK National Day of Service. http://uwlanc.galaxydigital.com/aem/general/event/?doc_id=2313

Dr. Martin King, Jr. once said “Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve.”

If you volunteer on Monday, it can count towards your volunteer hours for the graduation project. Don’t forget to take the Community Service Verification form with you to get signed for the graduation project.

It’s never too early to think about….. Elementary Financial Aid Night

On Wednesday January 20th from 6pm-7pm an Elementary Financial Aid Night will be held in the Hambright Elementary Library.  See the attached flyer for more information.

Encourage families with children in elementary and middle school to attend this information session to find out about helpful tools and resources available for free to families.



Workforce-Bound Seniors

Thinking about going directly into the workforce after high school or to a trade/vocational college? This program is for you!

Ready2Work Certification- Offered Free to Seniors

PA CareerLink received a grant to provide the Ready2Work Program free to Lancaster County High School Seniors. This program combines training in workplace fundamentals and soft skill sin order to increase a person employability. Once complete, students will take the National Career Readiness Certification test called WorkKeys. Having this certification greatly increase your chance of getting a job. After completing the program, participants may be qualified for further short-term training in Intro to Manufacturing, Intro to Office Administration, or Forklift with Certified Logistics Associate. Seniors, see your school counselor if you are interested in completing this program for free while in high school!

2016 Summer Program Opportunities-Health Care and Business

University of Pittsburgh Health Career Scholars Academy and PA School for Global Entrepreneurship at Lehigh University:

Current sophomores and juniors interested in experiential summer program opportunities in the healthcare industry, business, leadership and international relations are encouraged to attend an informational session held on Thursday, October 29, 2015. 7:00pm-8:oopm at the IU 13 Training Center. See the link and flyer for more information. Contact Janice_Estabrook@iu13.org if you plan to attend.

Click on the link below for the flyer