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Leadership York hosted a graduation ceremony for its Future Leaders of York program

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May 28, 2019
Leadership York hosted a graduation ceremony for its Future Leaders of York program on May 19. The Future Leaders of York class of 2019 was comprised of 36 high school sophomores and juniors from 21 schools. The 2019 class was the 30thclass to graduate through the FLY program.
The program helped the students develop their leadership skills, such as building consensus to solve problems. It also introduced them to community leaders and educated them about how our community functions.
The students also awarded $5,000 in grants to area nonprofits, thanks to funding from York County Community Foundation and United Way of York County. The class developed the field of interest, selection criteria, and process for requesting proposals. They received requests totaling $45,000 from 12 agencies. They selected the following organizations and programs as grant recipients: Family First Health, for the Kids Against Cavities Mobile Dental Program to provide dental health care for children from low-income families through conducting mobile  dental events and the Lehman Center/Children’s Aid Society, for their Teen Parent Support Group, which meets weekly to foster healthy parenting techniques and connect teen parents with community resources;
Leadership York’s mission is to train and support individuals who have the desire to serve the York community in leadership positions. The organization was founded in 1978 and boasts over 3,800 graduates from its six programs. Those graduates provide leadership to over 250 nonprofit organizations and serve thousands of constituents in state and local government. Leadership York is the primary resource for developing inspired leadership for our changing community. For more information, visit leadershipyork.org.

Wilda Alessi, Executive Director

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