YWCA York is committed to creating and developing sustained leadership opportunities for diverse young women in York County. The purpose of YWCA York’s Junior Board is to foster the participation of young women, up to the age of 35, to support and further the mission of YWCA York.
Serve as an ambassador for YWCA York’s mission in the community.
Volunteer for Adopt a Family (holiday season, minimum two hours) and other signature events.
Volunteer to serve as a member of a YWCA York committee or Junior Board initiative planning team.
Attend YWCA York signature events and encourage friends, colleagues, and family members to join in.
Provide ideas for programming and events to YWCA York staff liaison to encourage the involvement and participation of young women in the organization.
Junior Board members are encouraged to make an annual donation to a program, event, or appeal that speaks to your passion for the organization.
Attend a Board of Directors meeting based on a rotating schedule.
Attend 75% of regular meetings which are held at noon on the first Thursday of the month.
Melissa Saint Cloud
Making an Impact
YWCA York’s aquatics team helped Paul find purpose and a sense of community.
Paul was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a rare disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks the nerves. He went from being a healthy 78-year-old man to needing 24/7 care. Although it had been 40 years since he was in a pool, Paul agreed to give aquatics a try at the suggestion of his granddaughter, a former YWCA York Synchro swimmer.
Paul needed the chair-lift to enter the pool, but he didn’t give up. Over time, his grip strengthened, and the weights increased. After several months, Paul could use the pool steps on his own. Today, Paul has learned to swim and warms up with 38 laps before his aerobics class begins.
Paul got his life back, and we can all learn from his motto “the more you do, the more you can do”.