Greater Hazleton Partner in Education (PIE) supports the local school districts by providing programs and events which allow students to have educational experiences outside of the normal classroom setting and curriculum. Recognizing a need to expose local middle and high school girls to future careers in STEM, fields where women continue to be underrepresented, PIE organized a Girl Power in STEM: GET INSPIRED! Women in Science Symposium. The inaugural event in 2018, brought together almost 200 local middle and high school girls to hear from and network with professional women with careers in STEM fields. They shared insights, information and advice on everything from their education, career pathway and work/life balance.
An important part of being succesful, happy and leading a fulfilling positive life, is being able to manage stress. This was a topic touched on by all the presenters over the last two years.
First as students, and then women, forging ahead in careers, it can be hard to prioritize their own health, especially when they are pushed to prioritize academics, work, and extracurriculars. Recognizing stress. having tools to deal with it and learning how to take care of themselves physically, mentally and emotionally now may determine their health in the future.
As part of our program this year, we would like to provide the students with a tool to help them create ways, now, to have a less stressful life by giving all student attendees a copy of a book called "Color, Draw, Collage - Create Your Way to a Less Stressful Life." However, because we are a non-profit, our funds are limited. That is why I am reaching out to leverage the power of community and social media to spread the word.
The goal is to raise enough money to underwrite the purchase and shipping of 300 books to be distributed at our event scheduled for April 14, 2020 at Edgewood in Drums, PA. Students will be attending from Hazleton Area, Weatherly and Crestwood School Districts plus MMI Preparatory School, Immanuel Christian, Keystone Job Corp and the ResCare Program at CareerLink.
Please consider a small donation to help us meet our goal.
If you have any questions or would like more info, please contact Cathy Colangelo, Executive Director at 570-450-6314. Thank you!