Our education programs target youth and young adults, to help them explore new interests and prepare for careers. We particularly focus on helping improve skills in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Many initiatives dovetail with our other programs, such as helping middle school students explore sustainability, or using vacant lots to create gardens that can serve as outdoor classrooms and community gathering spots. Nurturing partnerships with other organizations in the region is central to our education programming; these collaborations help us leverage Penn State's tremendous knowledge base to strengthen other organizations' educational capacity.

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