LYTE celebrated its 5th graduating class at Howard High.

LYTE celebrates its fifth class, 100% graduation rate

Jarek RutzDelaware Live, Education, Headlines

Families and friends packed the historic Howard High School auditorium in Wilmington Friday to watch this year’s Leading Youth Through Empowerment scholars graduate from the five-year program. Leading Youth Through Empowerment, referred to as LYTE, is an organization aimed at increasing educational access for low-income students through personal mentoring, rigorous lessons, and leadership opportunities.¬† Students enroll during seventh grade and …

Delaware's Freedom Schools are likely to continue growing in upcoming years.

Freedom Schools likely to stay after successful first year

Jarek RutzDelaware Live, Education, Headlines

Fifty at-risk students, 25 from Capital and 25 from Caesar Rodney school districts, are continuing their schooling into the summer months, courtesy of newly implemented Freedom Schools. Sponsored by the Children‚Äôs Defense Fund, there are five key aspects of the freedom schools:¬† High-quality academic and character-building enrichment Parent and family involvement Civic engagement and social action Intergenerational servant leadership development …

The $3 million in grants will be used to strengthen and expand the art and culture scene in Delaware. (courtesy: Delaware Division of Art)

115 art groups granted $3 million in state funding

Jarek RutzCulture, Delaware Live, Headlines, Milford-live

The Delaware Division of Arts has announced a $3 million distribution of grants to 115 community art organizations.¬† They range from $1,300 to Wilmington Wintergrass Inc., which is an annual bluegrass festival, to $246,000 to the Delaware Art Museum. The museum will use the funding to support its exhibits, including the upcoming Pre-Raphaelite show “A Marriage of Arts & Crafts: …

Teenagers at DelTech's science camp examine hair follicles to determine the fake killer.

‘Find the Killer’ in DelTech‚Äôs science camps

Jarek RutzDelaware Live, Education, Headlines

Here‚Äôs one way to keep the attention of a class of teenage campers: designate one of them as a ‚Äúkiller‚ÄĚ and the rest as prime suspects and make the class figure out whodunnit. That was the assignment this week in a Delaware Technical Community College summer science camp, which plays on the popularity of television‚Äôs many crime shows that focus …

Camp Lenape has been giving people with orthopedic disorders a summer community since 1972.

Camp Lenape: A family of fun for orthopedically disabled

Jarek RutzDelaware Live, Education, Headlines

Along Route 12 is a small white cottage with a flag attached to a post on the porch, reading ‚Äúbloom where you are planted.‚ÄĚ Step inside to find campers doing arts and crafts, jamming on instruments, and, most importantly, cannonballing into the pool outside.¬† Camp Lenape, created in 1972, is a six-week camp running from July to the middle of …

Rehoboth Beach will host this year's United States Lifesaving Association’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships on July 13.

Rehoboth to host lifeguard championships July 13

Jarek RutzCulture, Delaware Live, Headlines

Lifeguards up and down the east coast will gather July 13 at Rehoboth beach to compete in the United States Lifesaving Association‚Äôs Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships.¬† Contestants from Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Virginia will participate in ocean and sand competitions, primarily in between Baltimore and Maryland avenues, which will be closed to beachgoers that day.¬† The public is, …

Reading, teacher retention top successful 2022 education bills 

Jarek RutzDelaware Live, Education, Headlines

Rodel, a local nonprofit espousing better education in Delaware, calls the 151st General Assembly, which just ended, the ‚ÄúEducation General Assembly,‚ÄĚ in regard to the number of education bills that passed. ‚ÄúThere’s more than 50 education bills this session and a 7% increase in the budget,‚ÄĚ said Madeleine Bayard, senior vice president of Rodel. ‚ÄúThey got a lot done and …

From left, Emily McCullough, Carrie Waegale, Zoe Peters at this year's HOSA-Future Health Professionals International Leadership Conference, where 15 Delaware students finished in the top 10 in various competitions.

Delaware students make several Top 10 lists at healthcare conference

Jarek RutzDelaware Live, Education, Headlines

Several First State students finished in the top 10 of events at the 45th annual HOSA Future Health Professionals International Leadership Conference in Nashville. The gathering of 10,500 students and advisors from across the world included more than 150 Delawareans competing in events such as ‚Äč‚Äčmedical reading, epidemiology, sports medicine, community awareness, dental terminology and health education.¬† 15 Delaware students …

Eight Delaware students scored top 10 finishes in 10 different competitions at the 2022 National STEM Conference in Dallas.

10 for 10: Delaware students shine at national STEM conference

Jarek RutzDelaware Live, Education, Headlines

Eight different Delaware students finished in the top 10 of 10 different competitions at this year‚Äôs national STEM conference in Dallas. Overall, 103 Delaware students competed in the event, which focuses on science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The events included computer-aided design, dragster design, leadership strategies, manufacturing prototype, on-demand video, promotional graphics, structural engineering, system control technology, video game design, …

Delaware's July Fourth is sure to include firework displays, beachgoers, live music, and more.

Your guide to the July Fourth weekend in Delaware

Jarek RutzCulture, Delaware Live, Headlines

July Fourth ‚Äď a day filled with BBQs, backyard cornhole, and beach trips ‚Äď is just around the corner. With travel agencies expecting around 12% of the state‚Äôs population to pack up and head out on vacation, here‚Äôs what to know about Independence Day in the First State: Travel AAA Mid-Atlantic expects 116,000 Delawareans to travel at least 50 miles …