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Canfield SkillsUSA Chapter gets grant

CANFIELD – Lowe’s and SkillsUSA have awarded $1,000 worth of SkillsUSA educational materials to the SkillsUSA chapter at Valley STEM + ME2 Academy in Canfield. SkillsUSA and Lowe’s have teamed up on this grant program to support emerging SkillsUSA programs in career and technical education classrooms across the nation. The $100,000 grant from Lowe’s provides 100 eligible chapters with $1,000 worth of educational materials.

Grants are for SkillsUSA chapters started since 2018 and are designed to provide teachers with more resources to support student-led learning through the SkillsUSA Framework. Each grant school will receive 25 unique education products designed to guide teachers on SkillsUSA integration, ranging from activity guides to meeting resources, classroom posters and more. The materials are centered around student-led development of personal skills, workplace skills and technical skills grounded in academics, so every member has an opportunity for career success.

SkillsUSA has partnered with Lowe’s for more than 14 years on a variety of education programs within career and technical education.

Summer Discovery at Mahoning library

YOUNGSTOWN – Summer Discovery 2020 at the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County (PLYMC) will be a virtual experience running from June 1 through July 31. This year’s theme is “Imagine Your Story.” Registrations are being accepted now at https://www.libraryvisit.org/summer-discovery/ . The program is for all ages.

Summer Discovery will be similar to previous years in many ways, but to ensure safety in this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be some changes.

Children through adults will track their progress on a Bingo Card reading and activity log. To fill in one square on the Bingo Card Log, participants can either read for 15 minutes or complete one activity.

Participants who fill in all of the squares on two Bingo Card Logs will earn a book and children will receive an invitation to a Fall Celebration of Summer Participants (more information will be announced closer to this event). Bingo Cards will be available online at https://www.libraryvisit.org/summer-discovery or in print. Instructions on how to redeem completed Bingo Cards or receive a print copy will be available on the Library’s website and by calling 330-259-3399, the Library’s temporary phone number.

Virtual Performances for the Summer

Summer Discovery will include performers in virtual format to entertain participants. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, performances will not be live, but participants can enjoy entertainers online. There will be no activities inside libraries and no live programming events. For more go to the Summer Discovery web page.

Professor Tony will treat viewers to a fairy-tale story with magic, LED juggling, and comedy.

Dr. Cletus Beaker and Hillbilly Silly Science will deliver a topnotch science program, as well as fast paced on-stage actions, music, and straight-up fun!

Join Science Tellers for a story of daring adventure! Two heroes take a journey to release dragons and save their kingdom from the evil ice sorceress. Along the way you will explore the science of matter through experiments with dry ice, fog, bubbles, flying rockets, and more.

Salem committee meetings set

SALEM – The Committee of the Whole, which includes all seven council members, is scheduled to meet at 6:15 p.m. today regarding the application for a Designated Outdoor Recreation Area in the city, which could end up before council today at 7 p.m. Both meetings will be conducted via Zoom as separate meetings.

To join the Committee of the Whole meeting, use Meeting ID: 994 6041 6233 and?Password: 270575 or the link at:?https://zoom.us/j/99460416233?pwd=TWJqU09YcXR5eGlUdllJNVhUcGprdz09

To join the city council meeting, use Meeting ID: 959 5226 1582 and Password: 947594 or use the link at:

https://zoom.us/j/95952261582?pwd=c0dHclg4UlJuRjVvVHczclRyd3hIUT09.

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