• Summer Program classroom with students and presenter

    Learner-Centered, Community and Future Ready


The Readiness Institute at Penn State enables education, industry, and community partners to coordinate, collaborate, and create experiences for learners to achieve community and future readiness — regardless of their zip code, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, and ability level.

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Every learner has the skills, attitudes, and values necessary to design and lead a purposeful life.

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Week six and end of summer celebration sends off learners to be leaders in their schools and community

Six weeks of gaining new skills and experiences, learning about the community and themselves, and making lasting friendships were on display as the Readiness Institute Summer Program came to an end this week.

Learners understand what it means to be community and future ready during week five

The penultimate week of the Readiness Institute Summer Program challenged learners to look to the future. They focused on soft skills and how they can use their strengths to get involved in the community, serve as mentors, and join in the fight for mental health care.