Westminster Offering College Prep for High Schoolers

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. — The Westminster College Center for the Environment is offering six virtual college prep workshops this summer, giving high school students an opportunity to learn about the environment and build their college readiness skills.

Students in grades nine to 12 can attend the Tuesday workshops via Zoom. The sessions will be structured like online college classes and will involve active learning, according to a press release.

Helen Boylan, director of the Center for the Environment, and Patrick Krantz, director of the Outdoor Laboratory, will lead the workshops.

“Each month we will feature a different environmental theme, such as water, ecosystems and energy. We will use these themes as an opportunity to develop essential college success skills such as data interpretation, writing and analysis,” Krantz said in a release. “But this will not be your typical online session. Students should be prepared to laugh and have fun while learning.”

The summer workshops are:

Water Theme & Reading Strategies: Tuesday, June 8
Water Theme & Basic Data Interpretation: Tuesday, June 22
Ecosystem Theme & Oral Communication Strategies: Tuesday, July 6
Ecosystem Theme & Writing Strategies: Tuesday, July 20
Energy Theme & Basic Data Analysis: Tuesday, Aug. 10
Energy Theme & Evaluating Resources: Tuesday, Aug. 24

Participants will be entered into a raffle for a grand prize at the end of the summer and those who participate in all six sessions double their chances of winning.

Early registration is recommended. The cost is $10 per session. Scholarships are available for students with financial hardships.

Click HERE to register.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.