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York College students collaborate with Dallastown Area Middle School students

March 27, 2019
Seniors Sarah McGowan and Lindsey Cauble speak to a group of students.

York College of Pennsylvania and ACCESS – York/Victim Assistance Center of YWCA York collaborated with Dallastown Area Middle School for “Think About It Day.” The day was dedicated to students, prompting them to not only think about their actions but also learn about the possible consequences of their actions.

Ashton Whitmoyer, coordinator of sexual/relationship violence prevention at York College, understands the need for more programming and opportunities for students of all ages, to understand issues they may face in social and relationship settings.

“Establishing healthy relationships starts before students come to college, that’s why it’s so important to speak about these topics early. Our YCP students continuously recognize the need for this type of community involvement to help future students succeed,” said Whitmoyer.  

York College students participated in small group discussions with Dallastown students on topics including healthy relationships, digital citizenship, harassment, consequences, peer pressure and more.

“Being able to have the opportunity to engage in the community in this school setting allows for a unique experience. That paired with the important messages we’re helping to deliver to these easily influenced minds makes it a very productive day! I’ve enjoyed using my past experiences and current self to help volunteer,” said nursing major, Lindsey Cauble ‘19.

Through this event our students were able to assist the middle school in maintaining their philosophy of being proactive and tackling the ongoing social issues their students often face with the goal to empower their students with knowledge with the hope that they will think before they act.

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