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23-24 School Year Overview and Events

All You Can Inc. is renowned for its innovative and award-winning programming. For over a decade, we have been a beacon of hope, providing basic needs and educational resources to families in the central Pennsylvania region. Three years ago, we forged a partnership with the Steelton / Highspire school district, birthing a ground-breaking after-school program. This program is not just about academics, it's about nurturing the whole child. It's about challenging students to blossom into their best selves while maintaining accountability. It's about teaching life skills and offering social and emotional support when needed. This is the essence of The All You Can Leadership Academy, a program that has transformed countless lives and continues to do so! 

Twice a week, from 2:30-5, the program provides a safe space for students to be themselves artistically and literally. We usually start with a sign-in and snack for the first fifteen minutes of the program. Then, we move to creative expressions, where the students write in their journals on various topics ranging from personal experiences to current events. Next, we usually work on evidence-based lessons geared toward self-improvement, except for days when a guest speaker is visiting. Some of the guest speakers to visit the program have been but not limited to former Seattle Seahawks Garry Gilliam and Jordan Hill, Magisterial Judge Hanif Johnson, Harlem Globetrotters Coach Chris "Handles Franklin," Multi-Platinum record producer Dennis "Aganee" Jenkins, Steelton Borough Mayor Ciara Dent, Dauphin County Commissioner George Hartwick III, PA State Rep Dave Madsen, The Fish & Boat Commission and many more. These guest speakers talk with the students about their experiences and what it took to overcome their life challenges. After some great Q&A, we say farewell to our guests and prepare for meal time.

We understand the importance of healthy and nutritional options. That is why we partnered with the Central PA Food Bank and Hershey Cocoa Packs to ensure we meet the standard each time. Supplemental to the students' hot meal, every Thursday, they take home Cocoa packs loaded with goodies to sustain them through the weekend. New to the 23-24 year program are our certification classes that dive into the world of the trades and other diverse career opportunities. This year, the AYCLA students have taken courses in Credit 101, Fishing 101, Fly Fishing 101, CPR/AED, and, more recently, The Jr Window Installation program. All You Can Inc. has partnered with Renewal by Andersen of Central PA for this one-of-a-kind opportunity. For eight weeks, the after-school program went to the Renewal warehouse in Harrisburg, PA, to learn all the trade secrets of window installation. The class learned the carpentry of building, insulating, and drywalling a wall. Also, they learned how to J-channel the exterior of a house, run siding, and properly install and trim a window. This included the operation and handling of all the tools required for the job. After the eight weeks were completed and a finished product was produced, the Renewal by Andersen team of central PA had a fantastic Graduation ceremony for the class in the Mechanicsburg store showroom. Not only did they receive their certificates as junior window installers, but their wall will remain on the showcase floor to be viewed by the masses as they visit the store. What an honor and recognition. Through this connection, we can send certified students to shadow actual techs and create a school-to-career pathway. GO Rollers!