EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit) Descriptions
Artists in Residency
This program will support bringing visual artists, craftsmen, and performance artists to Penns Valley students. The guest artists and craftsmen will be commissioned to work with teachers and students on projects ranging from small, one day demonstrations to more in depth, long term tasks or performances. Kindergarten through twelfth grade students in Music, Art, Drama, and Wood and Metal Classes will benefit from this program. The EITC funds will be utilized for supplies, materials, and stipends for the artists and craftsmen.
Community Support for Advanced Studies
Similar to the Artists in Residency Program, this program will connect Penns Valley students with academic and industry experts in order to study academic concepts in greater depth than traditional experiences in high school classes. Examples could include working with scientists on research that could then be presented at fairs and symposiums, working with historians, mathematicians, engineers, and businessmen on real world projects, or having experts talk with students about applications for concepts and skills they are learning in the traditional classroom. The EITC funds will be utilized for supplies, materials, and stipends for the field experts.
College and Career Ready Programming
This program will give Penns Valley students the opportunity to work with a College and Career Ready Coordinator in order to identify possible career interests which then can be explored. Students could be involved in job shadowing and internship experiences and attend college and career fairs in order to help them determine career paths. The EITC funds will be utilized for supplies, field trips, career fairs, and salary for a College and Career Ready Coordinator.