|Summertime is approaching and many caregivers are registering their children for summer camps and special summer programs. This will likely introduce your child to new friends, new adults, and new places. About 80-90 percent of sexual abuse is committed by someone the child and parent know and trust. It’s important to ensure the camp, program, church, or organization has the proper policies and practices in place to keep your child safe. The good news is that there are ways we can do this. Join Safe Communities for a free virtual workshop to learn the specific questions every parent or caregiver must ask regarding policies, procedures, and training before enrolling their child in a summer program and what the answers should be. Learn why background checks and training on mandated reporting, while important, do little to prevent abuse. As the caretaker of a child, you have the right to know what procedures are used by any place that you entrust your kids to, and it’s about making sure you are asking all the right questions.The workshop will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, May 30th from 6:30PM-7:45PM. A recording link will be sent to those registered after the workshop for those who cannot attend live. Facilitator: Mark Harris, Assistant Director **This Free workshop was generously sponsored by the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office** Registration Required.
|One of Safe Communities’ most popular and well-received workshops is our Child Sexual Abuse Prevention 101. In June and July, we will present a two-part free workshop into two, one-hour presentations with time for questions. Join this 2-part workshop series to explore topics such as grooming, hugs, secrets, teaching your kids how to keep themselves safe, how to talk to your kids about private parts, play dates, sleepovers, and signs & symptoms of child sexual abuse. So many parents are looking for answers. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the news, social media, and family/work life balance. It’s hard to know how to have important but difficult conversations with your kids. These conversations could change your child’s life. After these workshops you will have confidence, tools, and the ability to thrive in those important conversations with your kids. These workshops will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, June 30th (Part One) from 6:30PM-7:45PM and on Tuesday, July 25th (Part Two) at 6:30PM-7:45PM. Only one registration is needed to be confirmed for both workshops. A limited time recording link will be sent to those registered after the workshop for those who cannot attend live. Facilitator: Mark Harris, Assistant Director **This Free workshop was generously sponsored by the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office**
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!
If you have any questions regarding this event, please reach out to PMHS Assistant Principal, Kim Marsh at 717-872-9520 ext. 1807 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2022 IU13 Summer Enrichment Camps
✓ 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.
(717)606-1732 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t miss the deadline to apply for interest free student loans. Lancaster Dollars for Higher Learning offers interest free loans to students. The application deadline is APRIL 29! Go to the website for more information and the application https://lancdollars.org/
There is an exciting opportunity for Lancaster County high school students interested in aviation, engineering, mechanics and more. In partnership with EMU Aviation, Aero-Tech Services & Lancaster County STEM Alliance- we are thrilled to bring you A-TEAM (Aviation- technicians, engineers, aviators & mechanics)!
This three-day experience will take place on June 22nd, 23rd & 24th from 9 AM- 1:30 PM at the Lancaster Airport. Aviation camp is FREE, but spots are limited. Interested students entering grades 9 through 12 should submit 1-3 paragraphs on why they want to attend. They should apply via the link below. These three days of hands-on, immersive learning will even include a discovery flight! Transportation support may be available for students with need.
Cost: Free Lunch will be provided.
Applications due: May 16 Students will be notified: May 26
Questions? Contact: email@example.com
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Educational Sessions at 4pm
College Presentations at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm
|Registration is now open for our Virtual College Fair! Sign-up to virtually connect with colleges and universities from around the country for free. During the Virtual College Fair, you will have the chance to hear from many different colleges. You can choose which colleges you want to hear from by registering for their sessions. You and your family can ask questions of the college representatives throughout the presentations too! Each program will start with a college knowledge session:
April 19 – Ask a Counselor
April 27 – Financial Aid
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 Feed My 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
Saturday, March 26, 2022 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, 1:00-3:00 PM, 4:00-6:00 PM
Sunday, March 27, 2022 1:30-3:30 PM, 4:30-6:30 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!