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Date: Tuesday, July 5 – Friday, July 29, 2022
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Experience PAFA’s historic campus for this immersive, in-person program. Enjoy rigorous courses in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, animation and illustration taught by PAFA’s exceptional faculty of practicing artists.

  • Get expert guidance from leading artists among PAFA’s stellar faculty
  • Get a head start on preparing a portfolio for applying to college
  • Earn four college credits
  • Participate in an exhibition in PAFA’s world-class art museum
  • Earn a merit-based scholarship for Summer Academy and become eligible for a Next Step Scholarship to PAFA if they enroll in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program

Date: Sunday, July 10 – Saturday, July 16, 2022
Location: Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
Eligibility: Students entering grades 10-12

This summer, search under rocks for crawdads and salamanders, test stream waters for phosphate, nitrogen and dissolved oxygen, and learn how those elements interact with living and non-living components of stream systems. At this summer institute, you will explore how a fish, an insect and even an old tire influence each other and are affected by one another in a continuum — from small streams to large rivers. You will engage in learning experiences about the environment and long-term ecological studies as well as explore career possibilities in science and ecology.


Date: Summer months 2022
Location: Greater Philadelphia participating libraries
Eligibility: Students entering grades 2-6

GSK Science in the Summer™ is a free summer education program that aims to inspire the next generation of scientists by providing opportunities for children to embody science careers, think scientifically, practice authentic science techniques, and have fun. The goal of this program is to increase children’s value of and confidence in doing science and pursuing STEM careers, through a network of community-based organizations.


The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) released results from the 2020-2021 school year administration of federally required state-level assessments: the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment, Keystone Exams, and the Pennsylvania Alternate System of Assessment.

“Historically, standardized assessment results have been an important part of understanding school performance and our work to close achievement and opportunity gaps. But this year’s results are anything but standard. We recognize that the global COVID-19 pandemic brought tremendous challenges to the school year, impacting students, teachers and staff alike, as we worked to protect the public health and safety of everyone in our classrooms,” said PDE Deputy Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education Sherri Smith. “As Pennsylvania reports this federally required data, it urges caution in interpreting results given the unique learning conditions over the past few years.”


The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is administering this survey, with support from The Wallace Foundation, to learn more about the individuals who make up the “youth fields” workforce. These are people like summer camp counselors, sports coaches, music teachers, and afterschool program staff; anyone who works with youth in any capacity outside of the regular school day.

If you complete the survey, you will be entered into a monthly drawing for a $100 Amazon gift code (10 winners per month).


Monday, July 11 – Thursday, July 14, 2022 | Bethesda, Maryland

The Institute will prepare up to 20 teams to be change agents within the 4-H Cooperative Extension System as we work to create more welcoming and inclusive environments. This training and leadership opportunity challenges participants to work together to ideate and champion equity-related projects that will grow 4‑H in their communities.


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