Welcome to the PPL Currents blog, dedicated to telling the stories of the people, technology and issues energizing our communities and business.

PPL employees learn how to outsmart unconscious biases

Even the most open-minded, well-intentioned people can fall victim to making snap judgments that aren’t aligned with their core values and beliefs. And those quick decisions, although not intended, could prevent others from getting a fair shake. That’s the main message behind the Check Your Blind Spots mobile tour.

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Park revitalization brings a community together

The shrieks from kids racing down the slide, the laughter of grandparents playing with their grandchildren, the crack of a bat connecting with a fastball as the crowd cheers. These are the sounds that echo throughout Veterans Memorial Park in Newport, Pennsylvania. Just a couple of years ago, this park wasn’t so lively.

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Bright sparks show their STEM skills

The innovative minds of schoolchildren in West Midlands, U.K. were on full display during a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) challenge held by the the Midlands News Association.

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Farming project cultivates young leaders

For many kids, summer vacation is a chance to kick back, relax and take a break. For the youths who spend their summer working at the LEAF Project, this is their time to get up early, work hard and bloom into the leaders of tomorrow.

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Lancaster nonprofit puts people on road to success

To a mother of three who works part time and attends college on a full-time basis, a reliable vehicle is crucial. So when Katrina Smith’s Dodge Caravan hit 260,000-plus miles and repair bills were piling up, it was time to figure out a way to get to work and classes (and get her children to where they needed to go) without breaking the bank.

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Students showcase stem skills at school-wide fair

Every teacher probably dreams of having an extra eye to keep watch over her students. So it’s no surprise that among the 50 science and technology projects students created for Pocono Mountain East High School’s first STEM Fair, the 3D animatronic working eye was Heather Aulisio’s favorite.

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