State College Area School District

Our Mission: To prepare students for lifelong success through excellence in education

  LifeLink PSU

Two Penn State College of Education entities—the Rehabilitation Services Program and the Special Education Program—worked in cooperation with SCASD’s Department of Special Education to initiate LifeLink PSU, which started during the 2002-2003 academic year. LifeLink PSU activities take place on Penn State’s University Park campus, where a central classroom is located in the Hetzel Union Building, Room 304.
 
Mature high school students with disabilities who reside in the State College Area School District can benefit from a program developed and implemented through a collaboration of Penn State University and the State College Area School District (SCASD).

LifeLink PSU provides SCASD special-needs students between the ages of 18 and 21 an opportunity to interact with students of their own age in an environment that is socially and academically conducive to continued growth.

 
Currently, we have over 250 Penn State Student Mentors and four full-time learning support staff that aid our students in our classroom located in 304 HUB.

Our program is designed to help our students accomplish five goals on their road to independence.
    1.    Academic Skills
    2.    Enrichment
    3.    Vocational
    4.    Social
    5.    Leisure/Recreation

Using CareerLink counselors, our Coping with College class, and Penn State volunteers, we help to transition students to life beyond college.
 
 
Come visit us Monday through Friday between 9AM and 3PM in 304 HUB!!