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Support the Greater Pittsburgh Chapter FastStart Program Endowment for a chance to receive 2 tickets to PSU vs. Michigan State on November 26!
FastStart is a mentoring program that helps first-year students from under-represented backgrounds, as well as those students who simply want to get their college careers off to a "fast start". Students are matched with both a faculty/staff mentor and a Penn State Alumni mentor that help them flourish in their new environment by answering questions, directing them to resources, offering support and wisdom, and providing informal networks for career development.
Alumni play a very special role in the lives of FastStart students. Mentors provide wisdom and knowledge about how to navigate the challenges of being a college student. They share advice about careers, graduate school, leads for internships & summer jobs, and networking opportunities. Above all, they share their own experiences, successes, and challenges to encourage students to stay the course and reach their full potential. To learn how you can become an Alumni mentor, visit https://psu.
mentorcollective.org/register/ faststart-alumni-association/ mentor.
If you aren't a mentor, you can still help by supporting our FastStart Program Endowment! Right now, FastStart is only available to students at the University Park campus, but with an increase in funding they could expand to our Commonwealth campuses to impact the lives of even more students and mentors. WE ARE the first PSU Alumni Chapter in the Association to establish an endowment for this critical program, guaranteeing that future generations of Penn Staters will get the resources they need to make us - and themselves - proud.
Every $10 donation will be one entry into a drawing to recieve two tickets to see Penn State take on Michigan State in Beaver Stadium on November 26!
Winner will be randomly chosen and notified via email on November 12. If tickets are not claimed within 48 hours, another winner will be randomly chosen. Tickets will be electronically transferred.
THANK YOU to Chapter Board Member, Julie Pichora, for donating her tickets for this worthwhile cause!