Reading High School students participate in 'Be a Penn Stater for a Day' program

Credit: Penn State

WYOMISSING, Pa. — Students from Reading High School (RHS) will visit Penn State Berks for the 11th annual "Be a Penn Stater for a Day" program from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10. The program is designed to give high school students participating in the Penn State Educational Partnership Program (PEPP) an opportunity to experience a day in the life of a Penn State Berks student.

Approximately 20 PEPP students will spend the day at the college, with each high school student individually matched with a Berks student mentor for the entire day. Each PEPP student will be matched to a mentor based on the high school student’s career interests. PEPP students will experience a typical day on campus with their mentor, attending classes, participating in club meetings and eating lunch on campus. PEPP students will also have an opportunity to talk with faculty and staff, participate in workshops and tour the campus.

This program is sponsored by the Penn State Educational Partnership Program and the Penn State Berks Admissions Office. For more information, contact Guadalupe Kasper, PEPP Program Coordinator, at 610-396-6272 or via e-mail at [email protected].

About PEPP
The Penn State Educational Partnership Program (PEPP) is an early-intervention collaboration between Penn State Berks and the Reading School District. The mission of the program is to enhance academic preparedness and motivation levels in its participants to pursue higher education. Offered at no cost to participants, PEPP plans, develops and implements education-related programs and activities for middle school and high school students. The PEPP partnership between the Reading School District and Penn State has existed for nearly 30 years.