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Welcome to JS Education Foundation

Engaging partners to enrich and extend learning opportunities for our students. 


Thank you to all who contributed to the Raise the Region!


You helped us to make a  new  goal during Raise the Region.  You and the community contributed to this nonprofit organization so we can continue to provide extended opportunities for our students in Jersey Shore Schools.

Harlem Wizards Event



Many turned out for a night of family fun and entertainment in February when the Harlem Wizards arrived in Jersey Shore!  The awesome JS Staff team did their best against a formidable set of players, but the best was the kids that were included as subs in the game.  Great fun was had by all!

Projects funded this year.

Teacher Mini-Grants

Teacher Mini-grants 2019

Upbeat Outreach - once again the Upbeat Outreach program was funded for the high school .  This program works with special needs students using rhythm and therapeutic drumming as a means to make academic, social and emotional gains. 

Field Trip to Museum in Boalsburg - The eighth grade history class makes a trip to the Christopher Columbus museum in Boalsburg, PA.  It is the largest collection of Columbus artifacts in the area..  It provides students with first hand experience with historical artifacts.  Students also tour the main campus of Penn State with Penn State guides. 

Career Fair for Elementary -  The interest in STEM Careers starts in elementary school. Some high school students will hold a career fair utilizing hands on projects to spark interest in STEM careers in grades 3 - 5. 

Flexible Seating in the ELA Classroom - To promote 21st Century Skills, a different seating arrangement is encouraged to promote communication skills, collaboration and problem-solving skills. Flexible seating empowers students to engage in communication, collaboration and taking charge of their learning.

Community Garden at JSE - Additional materials for the garden to plant crops this year as well as fresh mulch to enrich the planting medium.


Special Programs


Mission Statement

 Engage and Extend Educational Experiences

Our mission is to engage partners to provide supplemental resource to extend learning opportunities beyond the conventional educational experience for students in the Jersey Shore Area Schools. 


More than $12,000 in scholarships were awarded in 2018 to assist students to further their education with an additional $12,000 to be awarded in 2019.  

American Legion Post CTE Scholarships


American Legion Post CTE Scholarships

Each year the American Legion Post 36 donates funds for scholarships for Consumer and Technical Education (CTE) students. To date the American Legion has donated $50,000 towards the funding of 25 students to further their education in any of the trades as well as nursing and other technical fields.  

Gasperine Family STEM Scholarships


STEM is the integration of scientific principles with technology and the innovative application of engineering and math. The STEM Scholarship is funded by the Gasperine Family to honor their commitment to the promotion of STEM careers. For the past two years, the family has donated $6000 to scholarships toward students to assist in their educational pursuits.

Foundation Gifts


Foundation gifts help to promote, enrich and enhance the academics currently in place in the JS District. These special gifts provide opportunities for students who would not normally be able to participate without the additional funds from the Foundation.  

AP Exams


Students taking AP classes and exams can receive college credit for their hard work in academia. The Jersey Shore District offers AP classes in English, European History, American History, Calculus, Spanish, Chemistry, Statistics, Environmental Science, and Calculus BC. During the 2017-2018 school year, 46 students took at least one AP exam with the majority taking two or more exams.  Since the Foundation’s mission is to enhance and enrich academics, the Foundation believes that the cost of the exam should not exclude or discourage students from participating.  The JSSEF is contributing a portion of the cost of the exam for students taking two or more exams to ensure all students have an opportunity to receive the appropriate college credit. 

Special Programs


EITC Funding

 This year the Jersey Shore Education Foundation was the recipient of $23K in EITC funds primarily from Muncy Bank and Trust and also from Weis Markets and UPMC. The Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program is administered through the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) under Act 48. The EITC program allows certain businesses tax credits for donations made to scholarship programs or educational improvement organizations that are on a list of approved and published organizations by DCED. 

The Jersey Shore Schools Education Foundation is now listed on the DCED list of approved EITC organizations. The following programs have been approved and the Foundation may accept and use funds for the Elementary STEM center, Community Garden, Skills Quest, Field Trip to Boalsburg Museum and Butterfly Garden upkeep.  

Additional EITC programs

Additional programs have been submitted for funding.  They include the PA Farm Bureau Ag Science Van, a field trip to the Lycoming County Courthouse to view a trial for the Business Law and Crime classes, Environmental field trip for the 7th grade, the Trout in the Classroom project and construction of a Pollinator Garden.

Restricted Funds


There are established restricted fund accounts within the Jersey Shore Education Foundation which individuals may make tax deductible contributions. The current restricted funds accounts are: American Legion Post 36 Scholarship, Gasperine STEM Scholarship, FBLA, TSA, General Scholarship Fund and Drama / Music Activities.

Alumni and Class Info

We are asking our alumni to join the JS Education Foundation so we can keep in touch.  Let us know how to contact you for information about your class reunion.

Join the JS Ed Foundation


Join us for our special events!

June 2, 2019

Senior Awards Ceremony

5pm - 7pm

High School Auditorium

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June 2, 2019

Senior Awards Ceremony

Jersey Shore Education Foundation awards scholarships to graduating seniors during this event.

5pm - 7pm

High School Auditorium

About Our Foundation

Dedicated Board Members

Footprints and Arrows

The JS Education Foundation Board is made up of members of the Jersey Shore community dedicated to making our students lifelong learners.

Interested in being considered as Board Member? Applications are found here! 


Funding Programs

STEM Activities from Teacher Mini-grants

We offer a variety of programs. Click for information about teacher mini-grants.  We have options that cater to every student's interests.  

Scholarship applications for Jersey Shore High School students only. Applications are now posted in Information and Forms

 Keep an eye out for opportunities!


News and Newsletters


Find current news and the end of year reports on the information and forms link at the top of the page!

Newsletters may be found here!

Newsletters and News downloads