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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 2016-17 school year. On Sunday, August 14, 2016, from 11am to 3pm, we will present the JUMP! Back to School Expo at a brand new location in the Penn State Behrend Junker 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. Students will have a chance to JUMP! into technology, science, and math when they visit some of the cool exhibits. And this year, admission is FREE!

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.


FREE bus transportation to JUMP! from 7th and French courtesy of EMTA.

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PSU Behrend Map

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Free Haircuts by Cleckley Barbershop
Meet-n-Greet: Clifford the Big Red Dog, Curious George, Cat in the Hat
Face Painting by Taradoodles
Fun Photo Op with Chris and Martin Wild Kratts standee display
Build Something with Home Depot
Back to School Dental Screenings by LECOM Dental Center
Back to School Health Screenings by AmeriHealth Caritas
Fun interactive exhibits by
  • Blasco Library
  • Bricks4Kids
  • Erie Public Schools Science Materials Center
  • McCord Memorial Library
  • Penn State University, Erie Engineering Department
  • Erie Zoo
  • Safe Kids Erie
  • Erie Arts & Culture
  • NW Regional Highway Safety

Performance Schedule

12:00pm to 12:20pm Champion Force Athletics
12:30pm to 12:45pm Step Into Action Step Team
1:45pm to 2:00pm Step Into Action Step Team

Q-Kids Readers Corner

12:00pm to 12:45pm Story Time & Crafts
1:00pm to 1:45pm Story Time & Crafts
2:00pm to 2:45pm Story Time & Crafts

Meet n’ Greet Schedule

11:30am to 12:00pm Clifford the Big Red Dog
12:30am to 1:00pm The Cat in the Hat
1:30am to 2:00pm Curious George

Why donate to us?

WQLN relies on the support of donors to enable us to provide exceptional quality, non-commercial television, radio, and educational programming every day of the year.
Support the programs you rely on by:

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  • Renewing your membership
  • Making an additional gift to WQLN

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Sarris Candies

    Platinum 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.

Erie Insurance

    Gold Level Sponsor    

AmeriHealth Caritas Pennsylvania

    Silver Level Sponsor    
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.

Erie News Now

    Silver Level Sponsor    

Girl Scouts of Western PA

    Silver Level Sponsor    
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.

UPMC for Kids

    Silver Level Sponsor    
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.

WalMart Foundation

    Silver Level Sponsor    

Country Fair

    Bronze Level Sponsor    

Erie Community Foundation

    Bronze Level Sponsor    

Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School

    Bronze Level Sponsor    
Serving students in kindergarten through 12th grade, the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School (PA Cyber) is one of the largest, most experienced, and most successful online public schools in the nation. PA Cyber’s online learning environments, personalized instructional methods, and choices of curricula connect Pennsylvania students and their families with state-certified and highly-qualified teachers, and rich academic content that is aligned to state standards. Founded in 2000, PA Cyber is headquartered in Midland (Beaver County) and maintains a network of support offices throughout the state. As a public school, PA Cyber is open for enrollment by any school-age child residing in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and does not charge tuition to students or families.

Aetna Better Health


The Achievement Center


Best Buy


Bethany Outreach Center

Bethany is the Hub Center for social service connections. We reach out to our neighborhood with open arms and are a family to those who are lonely, unloved and misunderstood. We do our best to empower our low income families through various enrichment classes so that they may find jobs and fulfillment Family Services of NWPA, Early Connections, Erie Otters, Hooked on Books for Kids Erie.

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.

Early Connections

Early Connections supports the success of young children and their families through leadership, advocacy, and quality programs in early care and education. Early Connections administers Erie's Future Fund a countywide quality preschool scholarship program; and Success By 6, a United Way of Erie County Kindergarten readiness initiative.

Edinboro University


Erie Otters


Erie Youth Sports


Family Services of NWPA

The mission of Family Services of NW PA is to strengthen family life by providing counseling, education and advocacy. Every year, Family Services of NW PA touches the lives of more than 7,500 children and families with a comprehensive continuum of care and high quality, innovative programs and services.



Highmark Caring Place


Hooked on Books for Kids Erie


Huffman Chiropractic


The JFK Center


Milestones Quality
Children's Consignment

Milestones is an upscale children's consignment store specializing in children's clothing, shoes, equipment and gifts. We have all of the best brands at a fraction of the price.

Mission Empower



Founded in 1934, the Euromonitor has ranked Nutrilite the world's #1 selling vitamin and dietary supplement brand. Nutrilite is the only brand to grow, harvest, and process plants on 6,300 acres of certified organic farms to allow the phytonutrients in the products to be at their peak for highest quality products for the entire family.

Pennsylvania PTA


Precision Manufacturing Institute


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 pmaerie.com

River of Life Chiropractic


Robert Benjamin Wiley
Community Charter School


Primary Health Network


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!

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

Widget Financial is a local not-for-profit credit union that is shared by more than 36,000 members. Instead of stock holders found in traditional banks, our members both own and democratically control our financial cooperative. Our member-owners are the heart of our business. At Widget Financial, we’re geared to enrich your life!

YMCA of Greater Erie


Blasco Library



Bricks 4 Kidz® is a creative learning program that provides an extraordinary atmosphere for children to build unique creations, play games and have loads of fun using LEGO® bricks while being educated in various aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (S.T.E.M) and Architecture. Our hands-on program has been created and designed by a team of teachers, architects and engineering professionals to trigger young children’s lively imaginations and build their self-confidence. We offer: After School Enrichment Classes, Birthday Parties, Camps, In-School Workshops, Preschool Classes and Special Events!

Champion Force Athletics


Cleckley Barbershop


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 Health Department


EPS Science Materials Center

Our purpose is to deliver high quality, user friendly, innovative, and exciting science materials to SDCE schools for use by all SDCE students. We believe that excellent science education should be provided equitably to all students. Therefore, we are committed to providing science modules to all schools that are complete and delivered on time.

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 eriezoo.org to learn more about special events, education classes and the latest Zoo news.

The Home Depot


LECOM Dental Center


McCord Memorial Library


NW Regional Highway Safety Network


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.

Safe Kids Erie

Safe Kids Erie is led by Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, which provides dedicated and caring staff, operation support and other resources to assist in achieving our common goal: keeping your kids safe. Based on the needs of the community, this coalition implements evidence-based programs, such as car-seat checkups, safety workshops and sports clinics, that help parents and caregivers prevent childhood injuries.

Step into Action Step Team