My experience on Advocacy Day at the State Capital was very enjoyable. The setting was absolutely beautiful and I am grateful for the opportunity to be able so see and walk through the building and city. Meeting with Mr. Harry Lewis himself was amazing. He is a selfless, genuine person that I look up to […]
With registration limited to 20 spots, this camp will sell out quickly, so please reserve early to be included! The camp is a part of CYI’s “Gems in Your Backyard” project, where Coatesville youth are encouraged to explore, discover, appreciate and protect hidden gems that are present in their own back yards (local community).
Please note that to be eligible for this position, you must be a parent of a child attending Friendship Elementary School in the CASD. More information
We are so proud to share news of this wonderful book!
In its seventh year of operation, ServiceCorps fosters collaboration and partnerships among organizations within and outside of Coatesville who serve as work sites for the selected participants. Each year, the Youth Initiative also looks to expand the number of local businesses who host the interning students. To qualify, a business needs to provide meaningful opportunities […]
While Dr. Martin Luther King is widely known and recognized for his powerful, “I Have a Dream” speech delivered on August 28, 1963, we remember this month that he devoted his entire life to affecting change through peace. Visit The King Center for this excerpt and for additional reading on the life of an exceptional man. “…While […]
Terrific Article at Lancaster Online: …There were five scheduled student speakers. The first, Black Student Union President Samuel Brown, kicked things off with a video, “Unsung Hero.” Made as an ad for a Thai insurance company, the clip depicts a man selflessly doing good deeds for people in his neighborhood, gradually spreading joy to those around […]
In 2016, we will partner to: Empower and enable youth, so they have the necessary tools to be leaders in their lives and to their peers while taking ownership of their community. Enhance family relationships, so families will be stronger and have a network of support. Promote prevention education, to set high expectations and encourage a […]
Definition: Tough Mudder is a team-oriented 10-12 mile (18-20 km) obstacle course designed to test physical strength and mental grit. Tough Mudder puts camaraderie over finisher rankings and is not a timed race but a team challenge that allows participants to experience exhilarating, yet safe, world-class obstacles they won’t find anywhere else. What it means […]
This beautiful poem was written by Aja Thompson, CYI Program Assistant. We think that it beautifully captures the essence of our wonderful and amazing city! I remember walking down Lincoln Highway watching the people drive I remember how beautiful the clouds looked in my city’s skies I remember seeing the sun set on the other side of my neighborhood […]