'Nittany Lions Read' mentoring program seeks work-study students

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ALTOONA, Pa. — The Nittany Lions Read mentoring program has openings for 2021-22 work-study students.

The program is designed to enhance children’s language development, reading, and love of learning by providing support to non-profit organizations in the communities surrounding Penn State campuses.

Student-workers will assist and support faculty and staff and engage directly with the children. Placements are available in many non-profit community organizations such as public libraries and preschools. 

Requirements and qualifications include the following:

  • Willingness to work with children.
  • A successful completion of the Pennsylvania (PA) Publicly Available Clearances including the PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check, and the FBI Criminal History Background Check.
  • Health Assessment and TB test (negative results) are required for hire.

Call 814-949-5055 for more information.