Allentown Partnership: Partnering with a promising future

Allentown Partnership: Partnering with a promising future


A group of rising high school juniors from the Allentown School District are entering the final week of a busy three-week residential experience at Bloomsburg University, where they not only took classes but participated in several activities preparing them for the college experience.

As part of the Allentown Partnership, a group of BU students served as counselors. They were responsible for fostering a healthy environment for the Allentown students and led programs that addressed basic health and safety skills, university services and personal growth.

The partnership curriculum blended activities, workshops and experiential learning programs to excite and prepare the high school juniors for college. In addition to taking classes — biology, environmental, geographical, geological services, mathematics, computer science and statistics — the Allentown students kept journals, toured an Ashland coal mine, participated in several student life activities and recently visited Washington D.C.