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The Future Leaders of York (FLY) Class of 2020 recently awarded $5,000 in grants to area nonprofits

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April 30, 2020
The Future Leaders of York (FLY) Class of 2020 recently awarded $5,000 in grants to area nonprofits, thanks to funding from York County Community Foundation and United Way of York County. Each year, the class develops the field of interest, selection criteria, and process for requesting proposals. The interest area for this year’s grant was “to benefit the people of York County by providing services that address poverty and/or substance abuse.” They received requests totaling over $34,000 from 14 agencies. After careful consideration of all requests, the students met virtually and selected the following organizations and programs as grant recipients: Children’s Aid Society- The Lehman Center: Teen Support Groups; Cornerstone Youth Home: Education- The Path out of Poverty; Junior League of York: Raising the Curtain on Substance Abuse- A Community Showcase; and Leg Up Farm: Therapeutic Riding Scholarship.
The Future Leaders of York program brings together high school sophomores and juniors from over 20 York County high schools to learn how to become lifelong, responsible, active participants in their hometown community. Through interaction and problem solving with peer and community leaders, FLY students: learn about York County government, business, human services, and cultural arts; meet students from other York County schools; develop leadership skills; discuss issues with community leaders; and perform community service projects.
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.


Jennifer Klimchock
Mentorship York Coordinator & Program Assistant | Leadership York
238 North George Street, York, PA 17401
O: 717.846.5323