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SHINE Students were “College Students for a Day” at Wilkes University

by Patty Deviva
SHINE students experience what it's like to be a college student for a day.

Nearly 60 first- through eighth-grade SHINE of Luzerne County kids experienced a full day of college in the “College Student for a Day” camp at Wilkes University on Tuesday, June 28.

The camp brought SHINE students together to experience what a day in the life of a college student is like. The students attended classes in Wilkes laboratories ad classrooms, and included STEM-related activities with a focus on career pathways. Students were taught by Wilkes professors from the nursing, pharmacy, psychology, education, science and engineering programs, and also will visited the Sordoni Art Gallery and the WCLH radio station for interactive lessons.

View the media coverage:

Children Become ‘College Student for a Day at Wilkes University” with Chelsea Strub of WNEP-TV:

College for a Day at Wilkes University” with Jake Sarwar of Fox56-TV:

A Taste of College for SHINE After School Students” by Mark Guydish of the Times Leader

SHINE (Schools and Homes in Education) is a nationally recognized program working to create a seamless pathway from preschool to high school, promoting school readiness, linking schools and homes in education to build a strong academic and social foundation. SHINE of Luzerne County at Wilkes University is a STEM-based after-school program that serves students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grades in the Hanover Area, Hazleton Area, Greater Nanticoke Area, Pittston Area, Wilkes Barre Area and Wyoming Valley West school districts. 

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