In 2002, School District of Lancaster teachers Shayne Meadows and Ty Bair, realized a need for a mentorship program that prepares Lancaster City students for higher education and ultimately a future career. Together, Shayne and Ty teamed up to create change and opportunity for their students, and co-found the innovative program Exit Lancaster.

Exit Lancaster believes that all children can develop and become positive members of society when they are given the opportunities to be successful.  The program is designed to provide Lancaster’s inner city youth with the skills and aptitude needed to navigate their way through their primary academic career and on to some form of Higher Education.

Exit Lancaster’s partnership with Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is designed to expose local middle and high school students to a college campus and expectations at an early age, and to prepare students for higher education and ultimately a future career. The program offers after-school tutoring, summer advancement courses and preparatory classes, that reinforce their 5 fundamental principles — education, community, arts, wellness, and career.

For the month of October, Exit Lancaster is hosting a special fundraising event for the A. Barshinger Cancer Institute, by painting Lancaster PINK. The annual Pink Lancaster Campaign encourages Exit Lancaster youth to engage and create an impact within the local community.  Show your support by wearing your PINK Lancaster t-shirt and visiting participating businesses every Wednesday in October for special deals!

For all the details, visit Exit Lancaster online. Connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.