Mike Barr provides students with information about Family Services at the "What's Your 60?" event. Photo by Brian Hagberg.

High School Seniors Connect with Resources at “What’s Your 60?” Event

May 10, 2024

WARREN, Pa. – Warren County’s high school seniors got a glimpse into some of the resources available to them during the “What’s Your 60?” event at the Warren YMCA on Thursday.

Warren and Sheffield students attended the expo in the morning, while Eisenhower and Youngsville students had the afternoon session.

“The point of us having this group here today is to give them the chance to figure out some different qualities that they have for their life right here in their own community,” event organizer Erin Sudul said.

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More than 20 local agencies, organizations, and businesses were on hand to explain their role in the community, provide information, and even play a few games.

Eisenhower senior Kris Bunk lines up a putt during the “What’s Your 60?” event. Photo by Brian Hagberg.

“The purpose is for them to find out the different resources they have in Warren County that can add to the quality of their life,” Sudul said. “Maybe some job opportunities and to find some things outside of school that they can do here in their community.”

Understanding what opportunities are available, Sudul hopes, could help keep graduates in the community.

“Hopefully, maybe, we can grow the community back with just them coming and realizing that there’s so much more here in Warren County than just a few things they might see,” Sudul said.

Kevin Hall and Erin Wallace chat with students. Photo by Brian Hagberg.

Sudul said the initial response to the event was positive, especially from the students. The students also earned praise for their approach to the event.

“The kids have all been so polite,” the League of Women Voters’ Sally Beckerink said. “They’ve been such a pleasure to work with.”

Sudul said she anticipates holding a similar event in the fall or spring of the next academic year for underclassmen.

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