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Activities

The Riverside PROSPER Team holds monthly meetings to work on planning, marketing, and implementing the selected evidence-based programs. Team members also attend the annual statewide PROSPER meeting in the spring.

The Riverside team has been mentored by the Carbondale team, one of the core PROSPER sites. The two teams have planned joint team meetings as well as regular press conferences to create greater awareness about PROSPER and recognize funders and team members. Both teams also conduct the annual PROSPER 5K Run/Fun Walk fundraiser.

In addition, the Riverside team holds an annual spring vendor craft fair to raise funds for PROSPER programs conducted at Riverside Elementary East.

Riverside PROSPER team members:

  • Janette Altenhain, Lackawanna County Office of Youth and Family Services, SFP 10-14 Facilitator
  • Kerry Browning, Lackawanna County Office of Youth and Family Services
  • Peter Cady, Lackawanna County Office of Youth and Family Services, SFP 10-14 Facilitator
  • Jennifer Carroll, Lackawanna County Office of Youth and Family Services, SFP 10-14 Facilitator
  • Elizabeth Dempsey, Riverside Elementary East teacher
  • Andy Hurchick, St. Joseph's Center, SFP 10-14 Facilitator
  • Gail Hurchick, SFP 10-14 Coordinator and Facilitator
  • Jessica Kilonsky, Voluntary Action Center & Lackawanna/Susquehanna Office of Drug and Alcohol Programs
  • Tammy Reiprich, Lackawanna County Office of Youth and Family Services, SFP 10-14 Facilitator
  • Alita Soulsby, Riverside Elementary East guidance counselor
  • Karen Thomas, Penn State Extension
  • Nicole Van Luvender, Riverside Elementary East principal

Contact Information

Karen Thomas
  • Extension Educator, Food, Families & Health
Email:
Phone: 570-963-6842