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    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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A second summer of connections and community for high school seniors at the Readiness Institute

The summer program is in its second year and offers rising high school seniors an opportunity to identify and create their own pathways for the future. They’ll hear from local and national leaders, engage in relevant discussions, and explore the city — and get paid while doing it.

Outreach inspires Allegheny County students to be community and future ready

The Readiness Institute at Penn State is getting ready to kick-off its summer program, expanding its in-person outreach to students in more than 37 high schools across Allegheny County. Forty-five students will be on board starting June 27 for a six-week, paid experience that will prepare them to be community- and future-ready.

Brian Cuban visits the Readiness Institute at Penn State

Brian Cuban, author, speaker, activist, and attorney, recently sat down with Justin Aglio, executive director of the Readiness Institute, and talked about his personal experiences that led him to his current work as a Dallas-based attorney and activist for mental health and eating disorders.