Educational Advancement

  • Public School/Vo-Tech Available
  • On-grounds Education through Tri-County Intermediate Unit
    • Emotional Support Classroom
    • Alternative Classrooms
  • G.E.D. Preparation
  • Credit Recovery
  • Summer School
  • Title I Support
  • OVR Referrals for eligible clients and individual educational programming
  • STAR Reading and WAIT Assessment/Reassessment
  • SAT/ACT availability
  • Secondary Education applications and financial aid planning
  • PACTT Career and Vocational support
    • Offers at-risk youth support and reosurces for education and vocation to ensure reduced recidivism and increased positive outcomes as well as promote success and achievement in their work, schools, and community
    • Designed to help youth acquire the essential skills and interpersonal skills necessary to obtain employment and be successful in their lives when they return home to their communities.
    • Follows youth in the delinquent system in order to improve educational tracking / services thereby improving the likelihood of those youth becoming positive, functional, and employed members of society
    • Encourages Pennsylvania programs that serve delinquent students to provide career training, academic instruction, competency certification, and documented achievement that results in effective client case management 

Key Club

Hermitage House students experience ongoing service education through Key Club International. The students select, plan, and coordinate the projects serving as chair, secretary, treasurer, editor, and commitee members. Some of the recent projects have been:

  • Fleece Blankets (for Military and for Children in foster care)
  • Neck Coolers (for Military serving in the desert)
  • Christmas Collections for The Salvation Army and for Operation Christmas Child
  • March for Life fundraisers for Boro Women's Services and for Blood for Life

Our club is chartered through the Kiwanis Club of Edinboro. Here's a quote from the Kiwanis Newsletter about the Hermitage House Key Club:

"The Key Club at Hermitage House Youth Services is, by far, one of the most productive of its kind. The young adults there initiate and participate in many projects each year, including making fleece blankets for servicemen overseas, collecting and recycling newspapers and telephone books, and participating in all of the projects of the Kiwanis Club . . . to name just a few."