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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 2017-18 school year. On Sunday, August 13, 2017, from 11am to 3pm, we will present the JUMP! Back to School Expo at 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 LECOM.

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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Cool STEM interactive exhibits with Behrend and Bricks4kidz
Check your driving skills with NW Regional Highway Safety
Build something amazing with Home Depot
Brighten your smile with LECOM Dental
Get a fresh new haircut with Cleckley’s Barbershop
Crafts and more at the Q-Craft Station


Tae Kwon Do demonstrations by Parks Tae Kwon Do
Puppet show by Gertrude Barber Center – Kids on the Block

Q-Kids Readers Corner

Take a break and read

Meet n’ Greet

11:15am to 11:45am Daniel Tiger
11:45am to 12:15pm Clifford the Big Red Dog
12:15pm to 12:45pm Daniel Tiger & Curious George
12:45pm to 1:15pm Clifford the Big Red Dog
1:15pm to 1:45pm Daniel Tiger & Curious George
1:45pm to 2:15pm Clifford the Big Red Dog
2:15pm to 2:45pm Daniel Tiger & Curious George


    Platinum Level Sponsor    

Erie Insurance

    Gold Level Sponsor    

Girl Scouts of Western PA

    Gold 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

    Gold 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.

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.

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.

Kubinski Business Systems

    Bronze Level Sponsor    
In 1924 Walter Kubinski moved from Steubenville, Ohio, to Erie, Pennsylvania. In 1938 He started his own business, Kubinski Business Machines (currently doing business as Kubinski Business Systems). Now, nearly 80 years later, grandsons Howard and Ed Kubinski, Jr., are managing a technology business that Walter wouldn’t recognize. The depth and complexity of our product offerings surprise even our long-term customers. From Color and B/W Konica Minolta MFP’s to VoIP Phone Systems, Video Surveillance and point-of-sale systems for both restaurant and retail and electronic time and attendance systems we invest in keeping our employees current on the latest trends in technology. Our customers will always be able to count on us to find out what is new in the markets we serve. We intend to stay on the cutting edge of technology.

Country Fair

    Print Media Sponsor    


    Free Bus Service to Behrend    

Erie News Now

    Media Sponsor    

PNC Grow Up Great

    Daniel Tiger Mascot Sponsor    

The Achievement Center


Bethany Outreach Center

The Bethany Outreach Center is a volunteer driven Christian organization, rooted in Erie’s east side, reaching out to ALL people who need a hand up and hope for life change. Our broad based ministries address the material, vocational and spiritual needs for people on the edge. We are located in The Neighborhood Partnership Center at 254 East Tenth Street, ground zero for poverty in the Erie County. The Center reaches out to those who have no hope and are living on the edge in downtown Erie which is in the area of highest poverty.

Cathedral Prep & Villa Maria

Cathedral Preparatory School and Villa Maria Academy form a Christ-centered, co-institutional, college preparatory Catholic school of the Diocese of Erie. With a foundation of faith, family, excellence, and tradition, we develop men and women of vision in spirit, mind, and body.

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


Edinboro University


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.

Harborcreek Youth Services Erie

Using Sanctuary practices and principles, we help youth and families overcome adversity and build positive futures within a safe, Christian environment that respects and promotes individuality and strengthens community.

Highmark Caring Place

Highmark Caring Place, A Center for Grieving Children, Adolescents and Their Families provides peer support and referral services , at no cost, to children who experienced the death of a loved one. Education and consultations are available to families and professionals. Grief support is provided to schools.

Iszkula Orthodontics

At Iszkula Orthodontics, our primary objective is to provide you with the highest level of orthodontic care, superior customer service, and flexible financial options to help you achieve the smile of your dreams. With a focus on offering orthodontic treatment options for children, teenagers, and adults, our team is committed to a fun-filled orthodontic experience in a relaxed and enjoyable setting.

The JFK Center


NAMI of Erie County

NAMI of Erie County provides free mental health education programming for individuals and families facing the challenges of mental illness. In addition to these evidence-based programs, NAMI offers support groups and community education presentations, including to local schools.


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.

Precision Manufacturing Institute


Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink, Empowerment Academy for Girls is a faith-based, society of distinguished young ladies that aim to promote and maintain high standards of positive girlhood. The purpose of Pretty in Pink, Empowerment Academy for Girls is to provide a quality, unique opportunity to engage girls in positive programming and connect them with mentoring opportunities.

Primary Health Network


RB Wiley Charter School


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.

YMCA of Greater Erie

At the YMCA of Greater Erie, we believe the values and skills learned early on are the building blocks for quality life and future success. In Y early learning and school-age enrichment programs, babies develop trust and security, preschoolers experience early literacy, and learn about their world, and school-age kids make friends, learn new skills and develop character. YMCA character values – caring, honesty, respect and responsibility help kids – even our youngest – discover who they are and what they can achieve. We offer programs for Early Childhood (ages 6 weeks – 3 years), Preschool and Pre-K (ages 3-5 years), and School Age (K – 12 years). Financial assistance is available making programs affordable for all families.

Young People's Chorus


Youth Leadership Institute


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.

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.

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!

Cleckley Barbershop


Erie County Health Department


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 expERIEnce Children’s Museum

The expERIEnce Children’s Museum is a place that has been inspiring creativity and imagination in children for twenty years. The museum is a non-profit organization located in the historic cultural district of downtown Erie whose entire mission is to engage children and families in a fun and educational experience and is committed to educating children across a broad range of topics including math, science, art, culture, literacy and health.

Kids on the Block

The Kids on the Block is a troupe of very likable puppets, with and without disabilities, designed to teach children about differences in people. Disabilities include ADHD, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Blindness, Mental Retardation and Hearing Impaired.
The goal of this program is to help children better understand their classmates with disabilities and to appreciate that we are all more alike than different. The KIDS can teach children in your school or community group to accept and appreciate the differences among us.

LECOM Dental Center


Millcreek Recycling Center


NW Regional Highway Safety Network


Park’s Martial Arts

Park’s Tae Kwon Do teaches Tae Kwon Do as well as Hap Ki Do, Hai Dong Gum Do and self-defense classes throughout the Erie, PA and Fairview, PA areas to men and women of all ages. This art is known to not only teach self-defense, but also to create a happier and healthier lifestyle with its intense instruction resulting in greater self-discipline

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.

Saint Vincent’s Family Medicine Residency

Saint Vincent Hospital is a mission-driven hospital. The residency incorporates that mission into its training of residents who are dedicated to their patients, their education and their families.The hospital and the residency care for virtually every medical problem, in every age group, to every race, religion and creed, to members of all socioeconomic classes. There is a dedication to service and volunteerism in all employees of the hospital and in particular, the residents.