Get a JUMP! on School

WQLN Education is making BIG plans to ignite, inspire, and engage the academic potential of all students, from kindergarteners to seniors in high school, who are preparing for the 2014-15 school year.  On Sunday, August 10, 2014, from 11am to 4pm, we will present JUMP! Back to School Expo at the Bayfront Convention Center. JUMP! will provide families a one-stop experience of the latest in products, services, and resources that will contribute to their child's academic success. And students will have a chance to JUMP! into technology, science, and math when they visit some of the cool exhibits.

  • $5 in advance and $7 at the door
  • Children 12 and under free
  Buy your tickets online

JUMP! is presented by WQLN Education and sponsored by Sarris Candies.

All proceeds from JUMP! will benefit WQLN Education, which is committed to improving the lives of children in our community by intersecting media and learning, providing teachers and parents the tools to encourage learning in the classroom and home, and strengthening community partnerships that foster early childhood education.

Main Stage Schedule

12:00pm to 12:20pm Erie Playhouse Youtheatre
Emily Cassano, Youtheatre /Education Director
12:30pm to 12:45pm Erie All City Marching Band
Michael Donch, Director
1:00pm to 2:00pm Erie Jr. Philharmonic
Robert Dolwick, Director/Conductor
2:15pm to 2:45pm Erie Bayfront Dance
Nat Johnson, Director
3:00pm to 3:30pm Flippin' Fitness
Wendy Olson, Owner

Kids Zone Schedule

12:00pm to 12:20pm Story Time #1
Ms. Kitty Harrington
12:00pm to 12:30pm PBS Characters Meet and Greet
Curious George, Cat in the Hat, Clifford the Big Red Dog
12:30pm to 12:50pm Story Time #2
Ms. Kitty Harrington
1:00pm to 1:30pm PBS Characters Meet and Greet
Curious George, Cat in the Hat, Clifford the Big Red Dog
1:00pm to 1:20pm Story Time #3
Ms. Kitty Harrington
2:00pm to 2:30pm PBS Characters Meet and Greet
Curious George, Cat in the Hat, Clifford the Big Red Dog
1:30pm to 1:45pm Story Time #4
Ms. Amanda Hurd
2:30pm to 2:45pm Story Time #5
3:00pm to 3:30pm PBS Characters Meet and Greet
Curious George, Cat in the Hat, Clifford the Big Red Dog

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Sarris Candies

    Gold Level Sponsor    
At Sarris Candies, we’ve perfected the art of successful fundraising and have taken pride in our reputation for quality products, exceptional service and satisfied customers for over 50 years. Our Holiday, Chocolate Bar and Pretzel Rod programs are designed for easy, simple selling and are supported by our specialized fundraising staff. Call 1-800-255-7771 today to get started with the ONLY fundraiser you need.

AmeriHealth Caritas Pennsylvania

AmeriHealth Caritas Pennsylvania, a member of AmeriHealth Caritas, is a Medical Assistance (Medicaid) managed care health plan serving more than 114,000 Medical Assistance recipients across two regions of Pennsylvania: Lehigh/Capital and New West, comprising Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, Mercer, McKean, Potter, Venango and Warren counties.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel School

Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, founded in 1962, is a Roman Catholic School Community that exists to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ. The family environment of the school, permeated with the Spirit of the Gospel, allow each student the opportunity to develop academically, emotionally, and socially by sharing in a wide variety of experience from liturgical worship to community.

Connoisseur Media

Country Fair

Country Fair, Inc. is a chain of 71 convenience stores that are integral parts of the communities that they service throughout Northwestern Pennsylvania, Western New York, and Eastern Ohio. Country Fair employs over 1,250 associates. Country Fair combines first class facilities with excellent customer service to accomplish our mission, which is to satisfy "Every Customer, Every Time."

Erie Community Credit Union


Girl Scouts of Western PA

In Girl Scouts, girls ages 5-17 explore and discover their world, connect with other and become leaders who take action to make their world a better place. Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania (GSWPA) serves approximately 35,000 girls and 6,000 volunteers in 27 counties in western Pennsylvania.

Lilly Broadcasting

PA Cyber Charter School

The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School (PA Cyber) is a pioneer in online education and now in its 13th year of offering K-12 students an innovative, high-quality education using the latest technology, accredited courses, and experienced, state-certified teachers. PA Cyber offers a personalized education plan, textbooks, materials, flexible scheduling, enrichment opportunities, PSSA preparation, guidance counselors, field trips and social opportunities. It is a public, tuition-free school for students residing in the commonwealth. Learn more by calling 1-888-PA Cyber (922-9237) or visiting

St. Boniface

For the 2014-15 school year, St. Boniface Catholic School will specialize in early childhood and primary education. Our school offers outstanding academics and extracurricular opportunities in a multiage setting making it possible to customize education and closely monitor student progress with students having the same classroom teacher for two consecutive years.

UPMC for Kids

Pennsylvania's Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), brought to you by UPMC for Kids, is a state and federally funded program that provides health insurance to eligible uninsured children and teens.

Cathedral Prep & Villa Maria

Cathedral Preparatory School and Villa Maria Academy, Erie's educational leaders, provide young men and women with a Catholic, single-sex, college preparatory education. Both campuses have completely renovated state-of-the-art classrooms, science labs, auditoriums, and athletic facilities. Prep and Villa students have the opportunity to earn college credits from Gannon University and University of Pittsburgh while still in high school. Prep and Villa are the only high school option in the area with a fully-implemented iPad program and have been the leaders of technology in the classroom for several years. Each graduating class has a college acceptance rate of 100%.

Charter School of Excellence

The Mission of the Perseus House Charter School of Excellence is to provide a variety of educational opportunities to foster academic excellence through partnerships with family, community, and school.

Coventry Cares


Edinboro University


Erie Business Center

Erie Business Center (EBC) has been helping people build successful futures for more than 125 years. Founded in 1884, EBC is the area's longest established career training institution. We offer Associate in Specialized Business (ASB) degrees and diploma programs to prepare students for careers in a range of high-demand fields.

Erie Arts & Culture

Erie Arts & Culture works to strengthen the vibrancy and vitality of the Erie Region and enrich the lives of its people through the advancement of arts and culture. The arts are important to our youth for inspiring creativity and innovative thought, and as a tool for enhancing academic achievement in the classroom.

Erie County Home Schoolers

Erie Reading Council

Erie Shotokan Karate Dojo

Shotokan is considered a traditional and influential form of Japanese karate-do. It is regarded as a dynamic martial art as it develops anaerobic, fast, and powerful techniques. Shotkokan's principles allude to notions of humility, respect, compassion, patience, and both an inward and outward calmness. All ages are welcome. Call (814) 397-9342 or visit or

French Creek Council, BSA


Huffman Family Chiropractic

Huffman Family Chiropractic, 2030 East 38th Street, Erie, PA 16510, (814) 825-2129

I9 Sports


The JFK Center


Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier Park

The Lake Erie Arboretum (LEAF) is a tree museum located at Frontier Park. Its mission is to create educational opportunities and outdoor experiences for our community. LEAF is home to over 225 different varieties of trees, a collection that grows in interest and diversity each year. "Trees and Memories Grow Here!"

Mercyhurst Preparatory School

Mercyhurst Prep, a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Mercy, is the region's premier co-educational Catholic high school. MPS stands out among area schools as Northwest Pennsylvania's top International Baccalaureate World School, requiring the highest of standards and preparing students for our ever evolving and increasingly global society. MPS students are equipped with an iPad and enjoy the qualified opportunity to take courses at Mercyhurst University, adjacent to our campus. Students can simultaneously complete their senior year while attending freshman year at Mercyhurst University. Eighth graders have the opportunity to study ninth grade honors courses. The MPS experience prepares students for top universities around the world.

NAMI of Erie County

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Erie County is a local non-profit organization established in 1984 to address the increasing need for families and individuals to have a stronger voice in the mental health system. NAMI of Erie County provides educational programs and support groups to these families and individuals.



The Partnership for Erie Public Schools

Strong Erie public schools mean a strong Erie. Public education is the key to our community’s future and everyone is a stakeholder in their success!

Precision Manufacturing Institute

Precision Manufacturing Institute (PMI) was founded in 1987. We are an industrial training center located at 764 Bessemer Street in Meadville, also known as the “Tool City.” Our mission is to promote the growth of people, business, and industry through quality education and training. For more information please call 814-333-2415.

Premier Martial Arts Erie

Premier Martial Arts Erie offers Reality Based Coed Martial Arts Classes in KRAV MAGA & KICKBOXING for all ages. Classes are good for fun, fitness and self-defense and are taught in a safe family environment. Call 860-1552 or visit our website at

Reading Innovations

Basic Reading Tutoring & Math Tutoring, High School & College Level Classes (sciences & humanities), One-on-One Sessions In Person, One-to-One Sessions ONLINE (Skype & SyncPad), and K-12, College & Adult. Call or Email Us for a Free Consultation. Phone: (814) 833-0074, Fax: (814) 833-0027, Email:

Reading NOW

Reading NOW is a locally owned tutoring provider, focused on successful READING and MATH support to Kindergarten through 12th grade students. We prepare specific assessments to determine what skills your student has, followed by CUSTOMIZED tutoring and instruction, geared towards meeting each individual student's strengths and needs as a reader or math student. We then provide a detailed tutoring plan to build confidence and self-esteem!

River of Life Chiropractic


Triangle Tech

As a leading technical school in Pennsylvania, Triangle Tech offers hands-on training from industry-experienced instructors who teach you the skills employers need. Triangle Tech is an ACCSC nationally accredited technical school providing high skills training in computer-aided drafting and design, electricity, carpentry, refrigeration, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, and welding. We pride ourselves in delivering high-quality career training for more than 69 years. Triangle Tech has six convenient locations throughout Pennsylvania, including our Erie campus. Earn your degree and the opportunity to have a great job waiting for you in 16 months!

Union City Support Families

The mission of the Union City Family Support Center is to provide social, health and educational services with the goal of empowering families to help themselves. The Center integrates and provides effective community services to help families and their children become healthy, well-educated, safe and economically independent.

United Way of Erie County

United Way of Erie County offers resources for families with children getting ready for school. The Imagination Library provides FREE high quality books to children under five. Erie Together's Kindergarten Readiness Checklist helps parents make sure their child is ready for school, along with the Kindergarten Registration Guide. The FamilyWize free prescription discount card offers significant savings.

Utley and Iszkula Orthodontics

Erie orthodontists, Dr. Jack Utley and Dr. Steven Iszkula of Utley & Iszkula Orthodontics has been creating beautiful smiles that build confidence since 1975. We have a range of services to meet your needs! Our practice offers braces for children with an emphasis on early treatment encouraging screenings by age seven. We offer teens and adults the options of Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen™ clear aligners, traditional braces and ceramic brackets, including Damon Clear. Utley & Iszkula Orthodontics can give you the smile you've always wanted.

Waddell & Reed

For many young people today, the foundation for a strong financial future begins with higher education. And now, there are more choices than ever before when it comes to paying for college. By working with a Waddell & Reed financial advisor, you can learn more about the process of selecting the education funding option that's right for you. For more information contact Larry Kozik, Financial Advisor at 814-864-1199 x104.

Widget Financial


Blasco Library

Cleckley Barbershop

Erie Jr Philharmonic

Erie Playhouse Youtheatre

Erie Public Schools

The Erie Zoo

The Erie Zoo is home to nearly 400 animals including penguins, rhinos, orangutans and reptiles. The Zoo is open every day March 1 through November 30 from 10 am until 5 pm. Visit to learn more about special events, education classes and the latest Zoo news.

ExpERIEnce Children's Museum

Flippin' Fitness

PSU, Erie Engineering Department

The Engineering K-12 Outreach Center located in the Penn State Erie, The Behrend College's School of Engineering provides innovative and interactive programs throughout the year. The programs have been designed to engage and educate the students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers with an emphasis on engineering and technology. Our goal is to introduce engineering design principles and problem solving skills into the activities.