Shaping Change for Our Community

Advantage Lancaster is a program designed to provide inner city youth with a variety of choices intended to create a “winning life plan”.

Our cornerstone belief is that all children can develop and become positive members of society when they are given the opportunities to be successful. All participants, after completing the Advantage Lancaster program, will be equipped with the skills and aptitude needed to navigate their way through their primary academic career and on to some form of Higher Education thus increasing their opportunities to succeed.

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Advantage Lancaster began as a way to keep students learning through the summer when school’s out. Though we now have a program year-round, our summer semester is still the bedrock to our mission of mentorship as we engage youth with opportunities that prepare them for life after grade school. Check out the video above to see what it’s all about!

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February 14, 2019

Color of STEM

The purpose of this magazine was to recognize women of color that chose STEM-related fields to pursue as a career. All the women in the book went through the Advantage Lancaster program, except for Jenn Meadows who is the high school coordinator of the Advantage Lancaster Program. Check it out! Download The Color of STEM

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October 3, 2018

Spotlight: 6th-grade teacher Shayne Meadows gives students a summer advantage

Twenty-three years ago, a friendship blossomed in Lancaster County that would change the community for the better. Working as a summer camp counselor for the Boys and Girls Club of Lancaster, Philadelphia-native Shayne Meadows met fellow counselor Ty Bair. The two shared the same mindset when it came to serving children. As Meadows put it, […]

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October 19, 2017

At inner-city Hand Middle School, a nonprofit puts student reporters, anchors on TV

Settling in front of a video camera before co-anchoring the morning news at Hand Middle School on South Ann Street, Nasiyah Albright, 13, fretted that her hair was a mess. (It was fine.) Meanwhile, Omayra Pagan, 13, agreed to operate the teleprompter because classmate Heavynn Rodriguez, who normally runs the script-displaying device, was at band […]

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