GMSD Superintendent Wins 2014 Asset Champion Award

Posted on October 6, 2014, in Lancer Life

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General McLane School District Superintendent Richard Scaletta received the 2014 Asset Champion Award at the 9th Annual Positive Youth Development (PYD) Luncheon Monday morning. This award goes to individuals that go above and beyond in their efforts to invest in the youth of Erie County.

PYD aims to serve the community through outreach programs, education, training, and resources to build the developmental assets that instill the qualities that young people need to grow healthy, caring and responsible. Each year, PYD dedicates a week that emphasizes the positive efforts that are happening throughout Erie County. Scaletta was one of two recipients of this award — Erie School Superintendent, Dr. Jay Badams, also received it.

General McLane School District received Honorable Mention as an “Asset-Building Organization” in 2012 for their contributions through the General McLane Principal’s Cabinet, a group of students who help create a positive environment among students within the District.  The Cabinet has put on a variety of assemblies since it launched in 2007, including their annual “You Make a Difference” event.

PYD Week runs Monday, October 6, 2014 through Friday, October 10, 2014. Other week activities include a networking breakfast and a family game night. GMHS held the PYD Youth Summit last week.

Positive Youth Development of Erie County is a county-wide collaborative initiative facilitated by Susan Hirt Hagen CORE, which is affiliated with the School of Humanities & Social Sciences at Penn State Erie, the Behrend College. Its mission is to utilize the 40 Developmental Assets framework created by the SEARCH Institute to make Erie County Pennsylvania the premiere place for youth to grow up great.