Junior Leadership Northeast Receives Donation from PSEA

The Junior Leadership Northeast program recently received a $2,500 donation from the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA). The donation will be used to enhance leadership training and provide assistance to participants in the form of assistance and waivers of application fees.

Junior Leadership Northeast, formed in 1985, is a servant leadership development program for area high school juniors. Participants meet monthly to discuss such topics as learning styles, the importance of consensus and collaboration, effective teambuilding skills and cultural awareness. In addition to the monthly meeting days, participants also organize several community impact projects each year. Current projects include:

  • Teens Helping Teens – benefiting the Catherine McAuley Center
  • Happy Little Minds – benefiting the Children’s Service Center
  • Art for Awareness – benefiting Victims Resource Center
  • Wizards of Wonder – benefiting the Pittston Memorial Library and the United Way of Wyoming Valley
  • Fostering Friendship – benefiting United Children’s Home
  • Souper Heroes – benefiting the St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen
  • Skating for Support – benefiting Brandon’s Forever Home
  • Sweetly United – benefiting Candy’s Place
  • The Inclusion Crew – benefiting Step by Step, Inc.

Leadership Northeast would like to thank the Northeastern Region PSEA Council IV, which represents the dedicated public school teachers, counselors, librarians, and specialists of Crestwood, Dallas, Greater Nanticoke Area, Hanover, Hazleton, Lake Lehman, LCCC, LIU #18, Northwest Area, Tunkhannock, West Side CTC, Wilkes-Barre Area, Wilkes-Barre CTC, Wyoming Area, and Wyoming Valley West, and specifically, PSEA President Susan Augello-Kuhl, Vice President Michael J. Cherinka Jr., Treasurer MaryBeth Zardus, and Secretary Janice Ciavarella.

Pictured at the Leadership Northeast Class of 2023 Graduation Ceremony are Jess Cronauer, LNE Executive Director and Bill Wagner, Retired Educator and PSEA Representative. 

With an alumni base of over 2,500 servant leaders, LNE was founded in 1981 as a community leadership development organization. A non-profit organization, LNE is dedicated to developing informed and committed leaders from all segments of the community who will serve, strengthen and improve Northeastern Pennsylvania. 

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