York Youth Leadership
Development Programs

For more information or questions about youth programs in York:

Yatciri Cruz | (717) 214-4226 or [email protected]

Mi Espacio is an after school program that promotes successful high school graduation, leadership development, post-secondary enrollment and career readiness. York, PA high school students grades ninth through twelve are eligible for enrollment. The program meets after school Monday through Friday at CASA’s York Welcome Center and includes the following components:

  • Individual and small group tutoring
  • Workshops pertaining to college and career readiness, financial literacy and health 
  • Enrichment activities such as sports, art, field trips and community service opportunities
  • Leadership development and opportunities for civic engagement

Family workshops are held in the evenings at CASA’s York Welcome Center throughout the school year. Workshop topics include but are not limited to the following: career mapping, financial aid for college enrollment, financial literacy for the workforce, youth leadership and civic engagement.

Through financial aid clinics, CASA staff individual assist youth in applying for financial aid to cover the cost of post-secondary enrollment including FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

The Summer Internship Experience is an opportunity for immigrant youth in York, PA to develop and reinforce new workforce skills by pairing them with culturally and linguistically competent professional mentors across various industries. The experience also serves as a resume builder and, in many cases, a chance for youth to gain firsthand insight into their self-identified career field.