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Spring 2017 Youth and Teen Leadership workshops open to students

Feb 16, 2017

The PA Cyber Student Assistance Program will offer Spring Youth and Teen Leadership workshop sessions at three charter school offices during the month of March 2017.

The free leadership workshops aim to help students develop skills to make positive life choices based on sound values and successful goals. The sessions, sponsored by SAP, are open to all PA Cyber students.

John Oster, SAP supervisor, said students will learn problem-solving skills and techniques to build confidence.

"Leadership helps boost educational success and can provide students with a higher level of confidence, allowing them to speak their minds to tell people how they feel," Oster said.

Age-appropriate workshops are available for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. High school students may use the Youth & Teen Leadership experience on college applications.

The following sessions will take place at the Harrisburg, Wexford and Philadelphia offices:

Harrisburg Office, 479 Port View Drive

* Session A: March 13, 9-11 a.m., ages 9-12 years old

* Session B: March 13, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., ages 5-8 years old

* Session C: March 14, 10 a.m.-noon, ages 13-18+ years old

Wexford Office, 155 Lake Drive

* Session D: March 15, 9-11 a.m., ages 9-12 years old

* Session E: March 15, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., ages 5-8 years old

* Session F: March 22, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., ages 13-18+ years old

Philadelphia Office, 1553 Chester Pike, Suite 101

* Session G: March 23, 1-3 p.m., ages 13-18+ years old

* Session H: March 24, 9-11 a.m., ages 5-8 years old

* Session I: March 24, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., ages 9-12 years old

Youth workshops for students ages 5-8 will focus on bicycle safety, poison safety with Mr. Yuk lessons, and healthy eating.

Workshops for students ages 9-12 focus on an anti-bullying presentation and anti-bullying banner art.

Teen workshops for ages 13 and older focus on empowering and advocacy techniques for teens, Women's History Month, and safe relationships.

All workshops will include free lunch, art, games, prizes, and a chance to meet Archie, the official school mascot. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. To register, students must RSVP to rsvp@pacyber.org with a session letter, student name, student ID number and student age. A permission slip will be emailed back. Permission slips can also be picked up in the Wexford, Harrisburg and Philadelphia offices.

Media Contact

Casie Colalella / casie.colalella@pacyber.org

About PA Cyber

Serving students in kindergarten through 12th grade, the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School (PA Cyber) is one of the largest, most experienced, and most successful online public schools in the nation. PA Cyber's online learning environments, personalized instructional methods, and choices of curricula connect Pennsylvania students and their families with state-certified and highly-qualified teachers, and rich academic content that is aligned to state standards. Founded in 2000, PA Cyber is headquartered in Midland (Beaver County) and maintains a network of support offices throughout the state. As a public school, PA Cyber is open for enrollment by any school-age child residing in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and does not charge tuition to students or families.