The Mid-State Literacy Agency was started in 1971 as a non-profit organization that provides basic education to adult learners throughout the Clearfield and Centre Counties. The agency operates on 220-230 volunteers throughout the year. The volunteers preform office work and help fundraising efforts, as well as tutor the learners. The tutors teach multiple subjects including reading, writing, and math, as well as health literacy for basic skills for the health care system. Mid-State Literacy is currently running a book drive which provides all elementary school students from Bald Eagle School District with books to read over the summer to help students improve their literacy. Last year alone they were able to donate 1004 books for the 757 students involved in the program! For more information about the organization please visit their website!
Fresh START is Penn State's largest day of service for incoming first-year, change-of-campus, and transfer students new to the campus. The primary goals of Fresh START are to introduce new students to service opportunities at Penn State and the Borough of State College and to facilitate building friendships between students transitioning to the University Park campus.
The purpose of the Fresh START Day of Service is to encourage new students to "Get Rooted" in service during their academic careers at Penn State. Not just for the day, but for a lifetime. Fresh START assists new students in developing lifelong civic engagement and building leadership skills through service.
Save the date, Fresh START is on August 30th, 2014!