Each year, the Pennsylvania School for Global Entrepreneurship brings together American high school students with international high school students (ages 16-17) from all regions of the world for four weeks to live and learn together at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. This year, WDIY was fortunate to be a part of the PSGE program and worked with a bright group of students as part of their final project.
As a participating organization in the PSGE program, the students were tasked to research WDIY in order to find and write an operational grant for the station. “We had the pleasure to host six high school students from the PSGE program at WDIY for the last four weeks and they were nothing short of brilliant. The team was smart, hard-working and research savvy. They worked well individually and as a group. If they are a representation of our future, we don’t have anything to worry about,” said Wagner Previato, WDIY’s Executive Director.
The students presented their work both to the PSGE program and to WDIY this week. The research and results provided a unique window into young students' view of WDIY and public radio that will benefit the station in the years to come.
The 2017 Project Appreciation Dinner was hosted on Thursday, July 28, 2017, recognizing the students and the participating organizations. WDIY would like to thank Lehigh University, the PSGE Director Diana Shepherd, the PSGE Project Manager Donna Murphy, Lehigh University student and Project Mentor Catherine Manthorp, and the high school students for their work with WDIY.