Lancfound Blog

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

Providing Youth a Voice

Keystone Art & Culture Center, Keys for the City piano

Students from the Youth Art Board, established with a Community Foundation grant, design our 2012 Keys for the City piano.

Creativity is a vital resource in moving our community forward. Creativity in the hands of youth can be even more powerful. That’s why we partnered with the Keystone Art & Culture Center to establish a Read More