Eastern Mennonite University at Lancaster Aviation Career Open House

Do you have a passion for flying? Lancaster County offers an excellent opportunity for students who wish to pursue a career as a pilot. The Lancaster Airport is an ideal starting point. It boasts an Air Traffic Control tower and is the third busiest airport in Pennsylvania based on takeoffs and landings. Students at Eastern Mennonite University at Lancaster gain invaluable experience in a dynamic aviation environment.  

Students interested in a career in Aviation are invite to attend Eastern Mennonite University at Lancaster’s upcoming Open House:

Date: Thursday, November 2

Time: 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Location: Lancaster Airport at Aero-Tech Services, Inc. 500-P Airport Road, Lititz, Pennsylvania 17543. Note: Dress for the weather; hangar doors will be open. 

Register: Use this link to register.

Rise Above Retreat on 10/14/23: Eliminating Stigma in Youth Mental Wellness

The Rise Above Youth Summit Program aims to help high school students gain new skills and connect them to resources for mental health in Lancaster County. Throughout the summit, students will be challenged and encouraged to understand different perspectives when it comes to mental health. With each workshop that students participate in, they will be tasked to build up their general knowledge of mental health, learn about resources and understand the nuances about mental health.

There will be a Rise Above Retreat on Saturday, October 14th from 10am-3pm at 128 East Grant Street, Lancaster PA 17602. This will be a full day of workshops with lunch and snacks provided by the Touchstone Foundation. Registration and participation for this event is FREE to any and all high school students with a passion to learn more about mental health.

If any students are interested in participating, please register here: touchstonefound.org/summit

If you’re interested in learning about their past sessions, check out their blog: https://touchstonefound.org/category/rise-above/

Field Trip: York College of Pennsylvania Health Professions Workshop, 11/8/23

Thinking about a career in Healthcare? Juniors and Seniors, you don’t want to miss this wonderful opportunity at York College of Pennsylvania! There will be an on-campus experiential workshop on Wednesday, November 8th from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Students will first be introduced to the wealth of potential career options in the health professions department, then work with faculty and current students to complete two consecutive workshops based on the students’ interests. The workshop will include a Ted Talk-style presentation from a faculty member, lunch in the dining hall, and a campus tour. Permission slips can be found in the Counseling Office and are due by Tuesday, October 10th.

Reminder: York College of Pennsylvania Field Trip on October 25, 2023

Are you a Junior or Senior considering becoming a teacher, psychologist, social worker, or law enforcement professional? Join us for a wonderful event at York College of Pennsylvania to learn about how these careers impact people’s lives and the programs offered at their School of Behavioral Science and Education. The field trip will take place on Wednesday, October 25, 2023 from 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Permission slips can be found in the Gifted and Counseling Offices and are due by Tuesday, October 3rd.

Construction Career Day

Attention students interested in a career in Construction! There will be an upcoming field trip to the Building Industry Association’s “Construction Career Day” on October 12, 2023 at the Wyndham Lancaster Convention Center. You will have the chance to explore industry careers, learn about residential building, and participate in demonstrations and activities. 

Permission slips can be found in the Counseling Office and are due by September 20th. 

Field Trip: York College of Pennsylvania School of Behavioral Science and Education

York College of Pennsylvania School of Behavioral Science and Education is hosting a one-day event to learn about how their programs lead to careers that impact people’s lives. The field trip will take place on October 25, 2023 from 8:30 am – 2:00 pm. Permission slips are available in the Counseling Office and Gifted Office (due by October 3, 2023). This is a wonderful opportunity for students interested in a career in Education, Psychology, or Human Services. Open to Juniors as well as Seniors who are undecided about their course of study.

Summer Youth Summit : Paid Opportunity with Touchstone Foundation

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.

If you have students that would be interested, this is a free program, here is the registration link: https://forms.gle/f78f9ojV6o5X8Vih6

CARGAS TO HOST All Star Code’s SUMMER INTENSIVE- Earn $15 hr. and a free laptop!

Cargas 2022.jpgWe 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!
Apply Today!

Micro-Scholarships for Industry-Recognized Credentials

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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