United Way of York County welcomes two to Youth Court Alliance program

United Way of York County Hires New Youth Court Alliance Program Assistants 
United Way of York County is pleased to announce that Minahil Abbas and Roxy Humphris have joined United Way of York County as Youth Court Alliance Program Assistants. Minahil is a senior at Penn State Middletown majoring in Sociology and Health Policy Administration. Roxy is a senior at Penn State York majoring in Human Development and Family Studies. 
The goal of Youth Court Alliance is to re-engage truant students in school and divert these students and their families from entering the Magisterial District Court for truancy 
hearings.  Currently, Youth Court Alliance is in York City School District. Red Lion Area School District and Northeastern School District. Student volunteers go through months of training to serve as lawyers, judges, bailiffs and most importantly, as jurors who will provide dispositions aimed at reconnecting the truant youth to their school. Dispositions include jury duty, community service, research papers, and tutoring. 
Originally from New Jersey, Minahil Abbas is Pakistani-American and has experience with DEI training, event organization, and volunteer work. She is fluent in Hindi and Urdu and is conversational in Spanish.  
Roxy Humphris is originally from Colorado Springs, CO, and has experience as an IEP advocate in Spanish-speaking communities. She has volunteer experience with the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of America, Catholic Charities, and her kids’ schools. She plans to pursue a Master’s degree in social work. 
As Youth Court Alliance Program Assistants, Roxy and Minahil will support the Director of Education Initiatives with the implementation of Youth Court Alliance Program in York County. This position also requires providing mentorship to current and prior participants of the Youth Court Alliance, and data collection for program evaluation. 
“We are thrilled to have Minahil and Roxy join the Youth Court Alliance team,” said Anne Druck, President, United Way of York County. “They bring a variety of volunteer experiences, knowledge, and perspectives that will strengthen and support the Youth Court Alliance program as we serve our One York Community.” 
About United Way of York County 
For 100 years, United Way of York County has worked in the York County community to improve people’s lives. It began as The York Welfare Federation, an organization that raised funds on behalf of 17 member agencies. Today, as United Way of York County, the mission of raising community funds remains the same, but the strategies have evolved in order to meet the growing and changing needs of people living in York County. 
United Way has adapted over the years and now collaborates with other public and private organizations to engage the community in addressing the complex issues facing York County. By developing initiatives that get at the root causes of these issues, United Way and its partners find solutions and fund programs that improve the lives of nearly 60,000 people annually in York County. Through gifts to the Impact Fund, United Way is able to invest those dollars into 64 programs supported by 34 Partner Agencies. These programs address human services needs across three Focus Areas: Education, Health, and Economic Mobility. This enables United Way to tackle the immediate and continuing needs of York County families and individuals and to create real, lasting change that matters to you and our community. 

 



Contact:     
Sarah Chain  
Marketing Director 
United Way of York County Cell: (203) 731-7228 chains@unitedway-york.org