Power Scholars Academy


Power Scholars Academy is accepting applications for summer 2019.  Download an application below and send or bring the completed 4 page form to the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA no later than Sunday, May 10, 2019. 

The Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, BellXcel and the Wilkes-Barre Area and Hanover Area school districts would like to invite your student to participate in the YMCA POWER SCHOLARS ACADEMY™, (PSA) this summer. Power Scholars is a 6 week, summer learning program designed to help advance students’ academic achievement through a full-day of challenging math and reading instruction; fun arts, science, technology, and engineering enrichment activities; community and career exploration; field trips; and a healthy breakfast, snack and lunch.

See brochures for more information. Wilkes-Barre Area (English); Wilkes-Barre Area (Spanish); Hanover Area (English)

Download applications to apply. Wilkes-Barre Area (English); Wilkes-Barre Area (Spanish); Hanover Area (English)

What Grades:
Wilkes-Barre Area-Current PreK-4, K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders.
Hanover Area-Current 3rd, 4th,  and 5th graders.

June 24th to August 2nd
No program on July 4th.

Wilkes-Barre Area - 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.
Hanover Area - 8:00 am to 2:30 pm
Regular attendance throughout the program is expected and required.

Cost: FREE! The cost of $1,000 for each student is being funded entirely by grants and contributions from your local community.

Wilkes-Barre Area: KISTLER  301 Old River Rd, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
Hanover Area: Jr. Sr. High School, 1600 San Souci Parkway, Hanover Twp., PA, 18706 (Busing is provided for Hanover Area)

Staff: Trained certified teachers and professionals will be teaching the program with a 2:24 staff to scholar ratio for all program activities.

Past and Funders: YMCA of the USA, Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, United Way of Wyoming Valley, William G. McGowan Charitable Fund, Wilkes-Barre Area School District, Rite Aid Foundation, AllOne Charities, PPL Foundation, Peoples Security Bank and Trust, Wilkes-Barre City Health Department and the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA Board and Donors

Contact: Jennifer Brennan, Director of Education and Child Care Services, 570-970-5041