YWCA York Announces New Youth Director

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YWCA York Announces New Youth Director

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York, PA – (August 10, 2022) YWCA York is pleased to announce that LaQuinn Thompson has joined the organization and will serve as its new Youth Director.

“LaQuinn is exactly what YWCA York needs to take our Youth programming to the next level! His commitment and passion to youth in York matches ours. Get excited all, we are going to do great things together,” said Ruby Martin, Chief Child and Youth Programs Officer.

Born and raised in York, Thompson graduated in 2016 from Pennsylvania College of Technology with a BA in Human Services. He has 14 years of experience with York City Youth. Thompson is a board member for the School District of the City of York. He is a recipient of several awards including the York County Economic Alliance 2021 Change Maker Award, 2021 Penn Tech Alumni Achievement Award, and the 2021 York Rotary Service Above Self Award.

“Providing opportunities to encourage and empower our youth to strive for greater things has been my life’s purpose. Our youth deserve opportunities that will push them toward happy, safe, and successful futures while providing hope for their future,” said Thompson. “Joining the YWCA York team not only allows me to continue my life’s work but also helps establish a foundation for our youth to believe in themselves and inspires them to be the best they can be, each and every day.”

Thompson will oversee the Quantum Opportunities Program (QOP), Neighborhood Youth Ambassadors (NYA) Program, and Camp Cann-Edi-On Summer program.

“Having LaQuinn join our team at YWCA York as the Youth Program Director is a natural fit!  He exemplifies the pillars of our organization in all that he does.  We are excited to see what our future holds with LaQuinn leading these programs,” said YWCA York CEO Kim Bracey.

YWCA York is a nonprofit organization with the mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. Chartered in 1891, YWCA York has a long and rich history of creating opportunities for women’s growth, leadership and power through a common vision: peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Over 23,000 people are served each year through the programs and services offered throughout York County. Worldwide, the YWCA impacts more than 25 million people in over 120 countries. For information about the YWCA York, visit our website, www.ywcayork.org.