Category: youth
Dec 17

A Reading block gets a major facelift

Kids walking to the 3rd and Spruce Rec Center have a fresh view. A coalition led by the Reading Recreation Commission and the Wyomissing Foundation have invested time, money, and labor into a transformative facade project, offering a boon to homeowners and the neighborhood.

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Nov 11

A buzz in the valley

The towns along the Monongahela River in southwestern PA have banded together to support local economic development, increase tourism, and improve quality-of-life. Their work is paying off.

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Aug 12

Give it up for PA's park and recreation professionals

On July 19, 2019 Pennsylvania celebrated its first ever Park and Recreation Professionals Day. The honorees are charged with maintaining and promoting over 6,000 community parks and 12,000 miles of trails — life in PA wouldn't be the same without them.

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May 14

A floating field trip on the Mon River

This year, hundreds of students from the area will climb aboard Explorer, an amazing interactive classroom that also happens to be a boat. In addition to conducting experiments and observing wildlife, the kids will learn about the history of the Mon and how to be better stewards of the river.

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Nov 8

Buy local, play global

The founder of Whole Wide World Toys spent years traveling the globe with her family before settling in Hershey and launching this innovative company. Their beautiful playsets prepare kids for a changing world, encouraging cultural literacy — priming them to study abroad, pursue cross-cultural job opportunities and seek out diverse communities.

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Oct 4

Getting hands-on in Hanover

A groundbreaking program at Hanover High School gives students the inspiration and experience they need to step right into real-world careers in manufacturing. It's a holistic approach to vocational education, and one state officials are hoping can be replicated across Pennsylvania.

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