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Readiness Institute at Penn State

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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Empowering future innovators in week four of Summer Discovery

Week four of Summer Discovery provided some extraordinary moments of learning and exploration. This week’s topics and activities included touring a LEED Platinum-certified building, pitching business ideas, visiting innovative facilities in Pittsburgh, exploring environmental science, touring advanced manufacturing sites, and even delved into mental health literacy.

Week three prepares learners for lifelong community engagement

The third week of Summer Discovery connected learners with opportunities as close as their own neighborhoods and as far away as space. They rolled up their sleeves to work on service projects, welcomed speakers for meaningful conversations and self-reflection, and visited sites that sparked curiosity and inspiration.

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