History was made this week, as we wrapped up our inaugural Summer Program! Our last week of the program focused on soft skills, which are the interpersonal skills — such as communication, emotional intelligence, and problem solving — that help set all of us up for success in any situation.
This past week, our Summer Program learners experienced technology of the future, toured multiple organizations, and served the local community while engaging in mindful activities in nearby parks.
Week five of our Summer Program focused on entrepreneurship, and learners explored a wide variety of career and entrepreneurship opportunities and experienced first-hand the importance of diverse networks when expanding their future career and personal pathways.
On the first day of the Readiness Institute Summer Program, learners were asked to raise their hand if they want to be successful. Not only did every rising high school senior raise their hand, but they did so with confidence and pride, with a fearlessness and sense of purpose. To create an environment that allows learners to thrive and achieve success, we need…
During the third week of the Readiness Institute Summer Program, learners experienced firsthand how digital media can empower people to act as agents of change and discovered the skills, attitudes, and values needed to make the world a better place.
The second week of the Readiness Institute Summer Program was out of this world — literally! The week was filled with education, community, and industry mentors sharing personal and professional pathways and self-experiences.
The Readiness Institute at Penn State Summer Program kicked off on Monday, June 21, with 45 learners from 22 school districts in Allegheny County, including a cohort of 16 learners from Pittsburgh Public Schools.
Education, industry, and community partners unveiled a new space initiative designed to build on existing programs and create new experiences for learners to achieve community and future readiness.
PITTSBURGH — The COVID-19 pandemic has proven that future readiness can be dependent on technology. The Readiness Institute (RI) at Penn State is teaming up with Mark Cuban, entrepreneur, owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, co-owner of 2929 Entertainment, chairman of AXS-TV and investor on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” to be sure Pittsburghers can level up…
PITTSBURGH — The Readiness Institute (RI) at Penn State, a Penn State Outreach service, is embarking on a mission to foster hope among people around the world with its launch of the Hope Moonshot program. More than 30 countries have submitted hopes so far and for one area school district, it means all students on…