• The Community Service Federal Work-Study -
    Nittany Lions Read/Nittany Lions Count Program
    is excited to introduce The P.A.W.S. Project!  

    The P.A.W.S.(Providing Assistance With Schoolwork) Project is a Nittany Lions Read/Nittany Lions Count Program dedicated to offering “homework help and support” to the children and families of the surrounding communities.  The P.A.W.S. Project employs eligible and qualified Penn State Students to engage remotely with third through eighth grade children to provide individualized homework support in the areas of literacy, mathematics, science, and social studies.  The Community Service Federal Work-Study Office within the Office of Student Aid at The Penn State University – University Park, coordinates the P.A.W.S. Program.  Utilizing Zoom, program staff will review the child’s homework assignments, assessing and strategizing with the child to establish a manageable approach to the child’s homework success.  Throughout the engagement, program staff seek to determine areas of both strength and need and encourage/assist the child to not only complete their assignments, but also to comprehend the topics or concepts more fully.   

    The P.A.W.S. Program launched this week.  Currently, we are encouraging direct referrals and personal recommendations to students and families of the State College Area School District.  In early November, we will expand to a broader population of students, with direct communications to the families.  Beginning in the spring semester, we hope to expand to our program to supporting the children of the surrounding school districts.
    Interested families may schedule a "Homework Help" session utilizing the link below.  Should a family be interested in more information or have any questions, they can email the program directly at [email protected].  
    Please forward any questions or concerns.  We are excited to explore the endless possibilities of how our program can continue to support the children and families of the State College Area School District!  
    Carla M. Glisan
    Senior Student Aid Coordinator 
    Community Service Federal Work Study Programs | Nittany Lions Read/Nittany Lions Count | P.A.W.S. Project 
    Office of Student Aid
    The Pennsylvania State University
    330 Shields Building | University Park, PA  16802-1220  
    Phone: (814) 867-1347 
Last Modified on October 16, 2020