Obando-Derstine was once a shy and quiet girl – a native Colombian and Spanish speaker in a New Jersey school filled with English-speaking students. A teacher took Obando-Derstine under her wing in kindergarten, boosting the girl’s confidence and teaching her English. That teacher and other role models along the way laid the foundation for the leader Obando-Derstine would eventually become.
About 500 students in grades K-5 and two dozen PPL volunteers participated in activities related to inclusion and diversity as part of a Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.
A bright future in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) is closer than ever for girls in central Pennsylvania, thanks to a new mobile stem lab from the Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania (GSHPA).
For many kids a bike means freedom – transportation to the pool on a hot day or to a friend’s house to shoot some hoops. But for the inner city kids who participate in Community Bike Works’ Earn a Bike program, those two-wheels are also a vehicle that unlocks valuable life skills and lessons.
‘Love that Dog,’ Encyclopedia Brown,’ and ‘Anna, Banana, and the Monkey in the Middle’ help kids learn over the summer.
Students in Easton High School’s (EHS) Technology Student Association (TSA) built Bella, a fully functioning robot that picks up rings, balls and other items at the beck and call of a student programmer. The students competed with Bella at the 2017 Pennsylvania state TSA competition in April and earned a top-10 finish in the robotics division.
Like most middle school students, the kids in the Motorsports Engineering Club at Lower Macungie Middle School (LMMS) like playing soccer, hanging with friends and, you know, building cars.
The Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania take on a unique and challenging task each year, and PPL is pleased to support them with friendly training and preparation.
The PPL Foundation and PPL employees donated more than 25,000 new and gently used books to more than 5,000 students in 21 schools through its Cover to Cover program in June.
PPL’s Walbert Learning Center in Allentown was abuzz on March 23 with the excitement of 90 ninth-graders learning about careers in the energy industry.