SPSEA (Student Pennsylvania State Education Association)
Mission: Student PSEA is a pre-professional student association dedicated to advancing leadership skills and professional development amongst future educators across the Commonwealth. Our focus is to enhance communications and relations with our membership, the PSEA, and the community as a whole.
Education majors join the Student Pennsylvania State Education Association (SPSEA) as a means of obtaining professional development through workshops and K-12 programs. SPSEA also provides members with $1 million liability coverage.
Volunteering is a great way to gain the experience you need to be prepared in the classroom. Pitt-Greensburg offers a variety of volunteer opportunities to fit you interest and schedule.
Student volunteers serve as Big Brothers or Big Sisters to elementary students. Volunteers meet with the elementary students at Hutchinson Elementary School for a 1/2 hour lunch one time per week to serve as a mentor.
MARCH: Math and Reading Comprehension Help
College students tutor small groups of students in grades 6, 7, & 8 at Greensburg-Salem Middle School for one afternoon per week. They assist students using a reading comprehension computer program, review concepts previously studied in class, aid students in studying/completing homework assignments, and mentor students in the use of good study habits.
Read for LIFELong Learning
This reading enrichment program is designed to enhance reading and comprehension skills of elementary students at Hutchinson and Nicely Elementary Schools. Pitt-Greensburg tutors choose books to help students Learn new things, Identify with others, Frequently visit new places, and Entertain themselves as they become LIFElong learners.
First Base Tutoring
The school-based mentoring program is sponsored by the Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization of Westmoreland County. In this program, Pitt-Greensburg students tutor/mentor elementary students in grades 3, 4, & 5 from Hutchinson Elementary School.
Happy Feet, Healthy Hearts
This after school fitness program at Nicely Elementary School introduces students to aerobic exercise and promotes a healthier living style. This is a fitness dance workout run by the Greensburg Aerobic Center. Pitt-Greensburg students will work out with the elementary students, providing motivation and modeling healthy behaviors.
In this afterschool program at Jeannette Middle School, college students have the opportunity to mentor sixth through eighth grade students, design lessons in academic and non-academic areas for whole or small groups, read with students individually or in small groups, assist students in organizational skills, especially homework planning, and work with a wide variety of students in terms of academic level.