Community Programs

Crossgenerational programming in the Lower Dauphin School District includes:

  • The Countdown to Kindergarten Pre-K program at East Hanover Elementary designed to familiarize incoming students and parents with the staff and surroundings of the elementary school and close the school readiness gap of incoming kindergarten students. Educators prepare weekly activities for the families to engage in on site and take home information is sent along to reinforce the lessons.
  • The Summer Science Program is offered at no cost to 4th thru 6th grade students four days per week for three weeks at Lower Dauphin Middle School. The program is STEM based, follows a day-camp type of experience, and employs hands on applications of academic enrichment.
  • The After School Program, offers homework assistance and STEM based enrichment activities to 6th through 8th grade Lower Dauphin middle school students. The Program is offered two afternoons per week and includes a snack, an hour of academic supports, and organized activities coordinated by Lower Dauphin teachers or professional presentation.

Crossgenerational programming in Steelton Highspire School District includes:

  • Tutoring (America Reads)- whereby RSVP volunteers provide reading and tutoring services to elementary students in first through third grade.
  • The Summer Fruit and Fun program in collaboration with the Salvation Army’s Roller Enrichment Academy. The program is a mobile marketplace that brings nutritional activities and fresh produce to the students for supplemental sustenance and tips on healthy eating.
  • The Garden of Youth mentoring program is a cross generational mentoring program that uses the leadership and experience of RSVP volunteers to assist in the social and academic development of student participants via community supported Agricultural activities. The activities are administered in an after school club fashion, are entirely hands-on and center on student engagement, community service, and agricultural edification.

Elementary reading and math tutoring throughout the eight county service area

RSVP tutors help children improve their reading and math skills. Volunteers work one-on-one with students. Background clearances are required; costs are covered by RSVP.

Lebanon Fruit and Fun Program

Fruit and Fun is a mobile produce market in coordination with Gemma's Angels fruit and produce truck. RSVP volunteer and Gemma’s Angels deliver healthy snacks to Lebanon City children and families. Children can take home these items to share with their households. The “Fruit and Fun” bus will carry fun, nutrition-filled goodie bags, making stops at city summer camp locations in association with the Lebanon YMCA. The bus will make weekly visits for four weeks during the summer.

RSVP Caring Calls Program

The RSVP CARING CALLS PROGRAM provides simple check-ins and friendly phone calls to seniors who are homebound, feeling lonely and/or isolated. The service is FREE of charge. This program targets individuals who are trying to remain independent. Volunteer callers will not provide financial advice, health care advice, legal advice or assistance with transportation/errands. They are simply calling to offer companionship and give seniors a sense of connectedness to the outside world and relieve feelings of isolation. Individuals may self-refer or be referred by a caregiver, family member or service provider. This program is intended to serve seniors who are homebound, feeling lonely, isolated, living alone or otherwise need regular contact.

Summer Programming in Newport School District

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Crossgenerational programming in the Lower Dauphin School District includes:

  • The Countdown to Kindergarten Pre-K program at East Hanover Elementary designed to familiarize incoming students and parents with the staff and surroundings of the elementary school and close the school readiness gap of incoming kindergarten students. Educators prepare weekly activities for the families to engage in on site and take home information is sent along to reinforce the lessons.
  • The Summer Science Program is offered at no cost to 4th thru 6th grade students four days per week for three weeks at Lower Dauphin Middle School. The program is STEM based, follows a day-camp type of experience, and employs hands on applications of academic enrichment.
  • The After School Program, offers homework assistance and STEM based enrichment activities to 6th through 8th grade Lower Dauphin middle school students. The Program is offered two afternoons per week and includes a snack, an hour of academic supports, and organized activities coordinated by Lower Dauphin teachers or professional presentation.

Crossgenerational programming in Steelton Highspire School District includes:

  • Tutoring (America Reads)- whereby RSVP volunteers provide reading and tutoring services to elementary students in first through third grade.
  • The Summer Fruit and Fun program in collaboration with the Salvation Army’s Roller Enrichment Academy. The program is a mobile marketplace that brings nutritional activities and fresh produce to the students for supplemental sustenance and tips on healthy eating.
  • The Garden of Youth mentoring program is a cross generational mentoring program that uses the leadership and experience of RSVP volunteers to assist in the social and academic development of student participants via community supported Agricultural activities. The activities are administered in an after school club fashion, are entirely hands-on and center on student engagement, community service, and agricultural edification.

Elementary reading and math tutoring throughout the eight county service area

RSVP tutors help children improve their reading and math skills. Volunteers work one-on-one with students. Background clearances are required; costs are covered by RSVP.

Lebanon Fruit and Fun Program

Fruit and Fun is a mobile produce market in coordination with Gemma's Angels fruit and produce truck. RSVP volunteer and Gemma’s Angels deliver healthy snacks to Lebanon City children and families. Children can take home these items to share with their households. The “Fruit and Fun” bus will carry fun, nutrition-filled goodie bags, making stops at city summer camp locations in association with the Lebanon YMCA. The bus will make weekly visits for four weeks during the summer.

RSVP Caring Calls Program

The RSVP CARING CALLS PROGRAM provides simple check-ins and friendly phone calls to seniors who are homebound, feeling lonely and/or isolated. The service is FREE of charge. This program targets individuals who are trying to remain independent. Volunteer callers will not provide financial advice, health care advice, legal advice or assistance with transportation/errands. They are simply calling to offer companionship and give seniors a sense of connectedness to the outside world and relieve feelings of isolation. Individuals may self-refer or be referred by a caregiver, family member or service provider. This program is intended to serve seniors who are homebound, feeling lonely, isolated, living alone or otherwise need regular contact.

Summer Programming in Newport School District

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