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What is Nittany Lions Read/Nittany Lions Count?

The Nittany Lions Read/Nittany Lions Count Program is designed to support the development of early reading and math skills of children of the communities surrounding the Penn State while offering Penn State students a chance to gain valuable experience and give back to their community. Nittany Lions Read/Nittany Lions Count places eligible Penn State students in schools, childcare centers, museums and other community non-profit organizations in and around University Park, State College, and the surrounding communities.

Nittany Lions Read/Nittany Lions Count Mentors assist and support the Community Partner’s staff, engage directly with the children, and provide one-on-one and/or small-group instruction for children through eighth grade in qualifying community sites.  Penn State students applying for a position with Nittany Lions Read/Nittany Lions Count select a Community Partner that best fits their interests, qualifications, location and availability. Mentors work to support the children’s development of the core competencies related to early literacy, mathematics, and science skills.

 

Nittany Lions Read/Nittany Lions Count History

Nittany Lions Read/Nittany Lions Count at University Park

Nittany Lions Read/Nittany Lions Count at the Commonwealth Campuses