Former Penn State football player visits WAHS

Former Penn State football player Lee Rubin and his wife, author Carmen Rubin, paid a visit to Williamsport Area High School recently.

The Rubins have worked to “adopt” schools like WAHS as a way to invest in minority youth through scholarships, mentoring, opportunity and connecting them with colleges and universities, primarily Penn State.

The pair met and worked with 10 members of the high school’s Promising Young Men group, which is designed to support intervention practices of the school’s School-wide Positive Behavior Program.

The group’s advisors work to connect males of color to mentors and positive events.

Sophomore Jordan Robinson also joined the day’s session, as it’s planned for her to become a scholarship nominee for PSU’s Business Opportunities Summer Session (BOSS) program.

Promising Young Men recently partnered with WAHS’s Top Hat Pride Committee, through which they were able to attend the Rubin’s annual scholarship breakfast prior to the university’s Blue-White game.

The scholarship breakfast is a program that exposes young people to the possibilities of higher education.

As part of the couple’s partnership with WAHS, they are working to connect qualifying WAHS students, like those in Promising Young Men, to business programs at PSU in the upcoming year.

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