Welcome to BLaST Intermediate Unit 17. We are a group of educators and staff that are passionate about supporting the public and private schools in Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, and Tioga counties. Take a look around and get to known us.

Our mission is to evangelize, educate, and empower our learners to become one of ‘250,000’ thinkers in our region.

What We Do


BLaST assists regional schools with their charge to educate special needs children. Additionally, we are fully engaged in assisting schools with their regular education curriculum and professional development needs. We also provide business management and many technology services all with the goal of reaching our mission of 250,000 thinkers.

We provide services for students, parents, communities, schools, and teachers.

How We Do It


We envision 250,000 “Thinkers”. Thinking is foundational to the development of self and society. It is the cornerstone of all creative ideas and problem solving, new scientific discoveries, new products and services, individual and organizational learning, education, business success, interpersonal communications, social change, and democracy. Our Vision is audacious and involves the conversion of our region’s entire population into a community of thinkers!

  • Evangelize
  • Educate
  • Empower

Mission Moments


We strive to repeatedly preform our mission to serve our learners and fulfill our vision. Mission moments are precious opportunities and in order to maximize them we must:

    • Evangelize – demonstrate enthusiasm surrounding the importance of creating  a generation of “thinkers”.
    • Educate – To provide training and support to learners.
    • Empower – To allow our learners to independently apply what they have learned.