Newsmakers to Feature SHINE After School Program


(WBRE/WYOU-TV)The SHINE after-school program will be the topic of Sunday’s Newsmakers. 

  Jayne Ann Bugda and Andy Mehalshick are the hosts of Newsmakers. 

They will have as their guests Carol Nicholas,  Director SHINE Luzerne County,  Rachel Miller-Strucko, Director SHINE Carbon/Schuylkill Counties, and Senator John Yudichak. 

The panel will discuss the SHINE Program and its many projects.  The after-school program using the project based STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) curriculum and is very successful. 

Senator Yudichak will talk about his strong support for the program and the recent book he co-authored to help benefit the program.

Newsmakers will Sunday. May 12 at 6:30 am on WYOU and Sunday, May 19 at 11:30 am on WBRE.

SHINE stands for Schools and Homes In Education,

The program uses a project-based STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) curriculum 

Shine Goals

1. Improve academic performance
2. Improve student behavior and school day attendance
3. Increase knowledge of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics)
4. Facilitate family involvement in student learning and improve family literacy

 Lehigh Carbon Community College is the administrator of the SHINE Program in Carbon/Schuylkill Counties   Click here for More Info

Wilkes University is the administrator of the SHINE Program in Luzerne County.- Click Here for more info

We Saved the Bees and the Butterflies” available at Barnes and Noble.  We Saved the Bees and the Butterflies is based on two young SHINE students who are curious about the decline in bee and butterfly populations.  The students embark on a quest to save the bees and butterflies while learning about the STEAM curriculum.  All proceeds of the book go directly to the SHINE program   The Book is Co-authored by Senator John Yudichak, Congressman Lou Barletta and Caroline Jones. 

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