Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Boys and Girls Club of Easton Conducting College Campus Tours for Teens

Penn State Lehigh Valley campus guides (center) with teens 
from the Easton Boys and Girls Club

Posted by: Noël Jones

The Boys and Girls Club Teen Center of Easton has begun conducting college campus tours for teens, and there are still spots open! Local teens have already visited the campuses of Penn State Lehigh Valley (above), and Empire Beauty School in Whitehall.

Below is the schedule of campuses to come. Although their summer camp is now completely full, there are still spots available on the bus for campus tours. This is a great opportunity for kids to get a glimpse into college life, and what various campuses have to offer, should they consider going to college, or a trade school. Below is a message from Dean Young, Director of the Boys and Girls Club:

For teens thinking about college and careers, the Boys & Girls Club of Easton has a great opportunity for you; an affordable way to visit college campuses, and career training schools, learn about the important questions to ask when making your college/career choice, and an opportunity to meet with admission officers and engage in discussion with college students who can offer a personal view of their college life experiences.
The Boys & Girls Club of Easton invites teens to register for the ‘College Tours & Campus Visits’ taking place through the Summer as part of the Club’s BE GREAT: Graduate! Program. 
Tours are scheduled for:
Moravian CollegeBethlehemPA, on Wednesday, July 13th.  The bus departs from The Easton Teen Center, at 10:20 amand returns by 2:00pm.
Lehigh Carbon Community College, on Wednesday, July 20th.  The bus departs from The Easton Teen Center, at 10:30 amand returns by 2:45pm.
East Stroudsburg University, on Friday, July 22nd.  The bus departs from The Easton Teen Center, at 10:15 amand returns by 2:30pm
Kutztown University, on Thursday, July 28th.  The bus departs from The Easton Teen Center, 1101 Northampton StreetEaston, at 8:00 amand returns by3:15pm.
 More College tours are being scheduled to:
Northampton Community College          
Lackawanna Junior College
Muhlenberg College
Cedar Crest College
De Sales University
Lafayette College
Don’t see your college listed? Call the Club on 484 239 2075 with your ideas. 
There is no fee for Club teens attending Summer Camp, and for non-members there is a minimal fee of $20, this fee includes a one year membership to the Boys & Girls Club of Easton.
Registration for the Penn State Lehigh Valley Campus tour and other college tours are ongoing and open immediately.  To learn more or to request a parent permission form visit the Easton Teen Center1101 Northampton StreetEaston, weekdays 9:00 am-4:45 pm, call the Club on 610 253 5846, or emailstars@fast.net.


Dean Young said...

Hi Noel,
Thanks for promoting the College Tours. This really is a great program and the teens have a lot of fun but at the same time they are exposed to a diverse selection of further education and career options. The Club has been doing these type of tours for years with great success. Most of the colleges provide useful talks on the application process in general and our youth have gained some great insights.
Its a useful program for busy parents who work full-time or don't have the ability to get their teens to some of these places.
We welcome new teens interested in joining us, and also welcome requests from teens on other colleges to visit. (Cambridge and Oxford aren't on the agenda just yet!)
Great Blog!
Dean Young, Executive Director, BGCE

noel jones said...

Thanks for posting, Dean--and for running these tours--it's a great idea, and bound to broaden the kids' horizons and get them thinking about their options...