PHOTOS: County’s SHINE Program Celebrates National Event
A Lights On After School event was held Thursday at Wilkes-Barre Area Career and Technical Center in Wilkes-Barre. The event was held by SHINE of Luzerne County at Wilkes University in conjunction with National Lights on After School and National STEM week. The event’s theme was electricity and students participated in electricity-themed activities that emphasized the importance of after school programs and STEM education. SHINE, which stands for Schools and Homes In Education, is offered four days a week and uses a project-based STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) curriculum to kindle excitement about learning. School districts served by the program are Hanover Area, Hazleton Area, Greater Nanticoke Area, Wilkes-Barre Area and Wyoming Valley West.