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Making Hope Real

YWCA York’s Quantum Opportunity Program (QOP) is a free after school program open to all students in grades 8-12, receiving free or reduced lunch, living in the City of York. QOP provides one-on-one and group mentoring and focuses on three areas: academic achievement, community service and personal growth.

QOP empowers students to take a “quantum leap” towards the future through the development of life skills and youth leadership training.

Emphasis is placed on college preparation. Our QOP Director assists students and their families with applications for admissions and financial aid. Students have opportunities to earn money for continuing education. Our QOP graduates enroll in post secondary opportunities to attend either in college, trade schools, certification programs, or enlist in the military.

Contact Youth Director LaQuinn Thompson at for more info.

**Current students may use this form to request funds: Click Here

Instilling Community Pride

The Neighborhood Youth Ambassadors program (NYA) has a dual goal of making York neighborhoods clean and welcoming while employing youth from York City with paid employment positions; teaching work ethic, pride in community and fiscal management. The program will also strive to highlight the beauty of the City of York while inspiring residents and instilling pride in our communities.

Working 36 weeks a year, these youth crews will have uniforms, supplies, and transportation. To learn more about NYA or for funding opportunities, contact Youth Director LaQuinn Thompson at for more info.

Donate to NYA:

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Apply for NYA:

Please contact LaQuinn Thompson at to apply.

Request NYA In Your Neighborhood:

Click here to request NYA in your neighborhood.

50 Years of Competitive Sychronized Swimming

Our York Synchro Team has competed at the local, regional, and national levels.  We have placed swimmers in the top eight in the Regional Age Group Championships and the Junior Olympics. Many of our swimmers have competed at the collegiate level and have placed nationally. Several swimmers have returned to our team and others across the nation to continue their love and dedication to the sport as coaches and judges.

The synchronized swimming season runs from September through June and typically practice is twice a week. Each October the York Synchro Team presents a water show for the community.

If you would like more information, please call 717-845-2631.