Updates for 2019-2020:
- Membership for 2019-2020 is now open! Rejoin today (click membership tab above).
- SCsofNEPA First Timer's Scholarship Announced:
The School Counselors of NEPA is awarding its Inaugural First Timer’s Scholarship to defray expenses incurred for a member of the organization to attend the PSCA Conference for the first time as a Professional Member. The scholarship is used to pay for the registration fee only as outlined in the “Conference Saver Package” on PSCA’s website, specifically, the Regular Rate of a PSCA member. The registration fee includes lunch and dinner on Thursday, breakfast and lunch on Friday, Thursday reception; morning beverage breaks and afternoon refreshment breaks. All applicants are assumed to understand the financial responsibility for items not previously mentioned, including, but not limited to: hotel accommodations, transportation, and other meals. This year’s PSCA conference titled, THE POINT OF IT ALL: STUDENT SUCCESS, is held on November 21 and 22, 2019 at the Sheraton, Station Square, Pittsburgh, PA. Applications are due 10/4/19. Check out our SCHOLARSHIP tab for more information.
- Coffee with Counselors RETURNS! Join us on September 23rd at 6 PM at Adezzo's located at 515 Center Street in Scranton! This meeting will also serve as our General Membership meeting.
SCsofNEPA advocating for legislation to support the 250:1 recommended student to school counselor ratio in PA.
Pictured below (L-R): Ann Jordan, Renee Berry, Erica Germani, Senator John Blake, Alita Soulsby, Larissa Valonis, and Representative Kyle Mullins.
On Monday, August 19th, members of SCsofNEPA's Executive Committee met with local legislators (Senator John Blake and Representative Kyle Mullins) to share information about the critical role school counselors can play when adequately staffed and supported in our schools. Both Senator Blake and Representative Mullins are looking forward to working on legislation that enhances the professional experiences of school counselors and also provides our students better access to quality school counselors across the Commonwealth.