Lancfound Blog

Poverty Simulation- A Chance to Walk in Someone Else’s Shoes

Poverty in the U.S.

We’ve all heard the adage “put yourself in someone else’s shoes.” And while we can strive to live with empathy, sometimes it is hard to imagine what it would be like to live as another person for a day, a week or a month. What is another person’s life really like? How do their family Read More

Upstream/Downstream- Erasing our Environmental Footprint

Upstream/Downstream with Lancaster County Conservancy

Supported with $5,000 from the Ah-Ha Seed Fund

The Lancaster County Conservancy believes that today’s youth should be actively involved in the solutions to our environmental problems. In 2013 they piloted a new program called “Upstream/Downstream” to show students from McCaskey High School that what happens upstream in Lancaster County has impacts downstream on the Read More

Girls on the Run- Empowering Girls As Leaders

Girls on the Run

Supported with $5,000 from the Ah-Ha Seed Fund

Girls on the Run is a character development program for girls in 3rd through 8th grade designed to help girls break out of the “girl box.” Young girls work with volunteer coaches to develop confident, healthy attitudes and self-esteem while creatively integrating running and a 5K event. Read More