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Hoops for Hope set for Saturday

4/16/2013 —

Ashley Moye, a senior in Penn State York’s Human Development and Family Studies (HD FS) program, wants to be sure that high school seniors in the Youth Build Charter School have an opportunity to visit colleges and universities so they can make an informed decision about their future.   To help raise money to sponsor the college tour, Moye has planned, Hoops for Hope - A College Crossover, a 3 on 3 basketball tournament set for Saturday, April 20 at Penn State York.  The event is sponsored by the Penn State York Office of Student Affairs.

Hoops for Hope will be held from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m.  Teams can register the day of the event or in advance.  The cost is $25 for a five-person team with proceeds going to the college tour.  This is a single elimination tournament.  Participants must be at least 18-years old. The registration form can be downloaded here.

Moye, 22, has been working for Youth Build throughout the semester as part of her internship in HD FS is program at the campus under the guidance of faculty member JeanMarie St. Clair-Christman, Ph.D., assistant professor of HD FS. 

As part of that internship, she is to identify a need in the program and then meet that need.  Moye believes the transition from high school to the real world is a tough one and she wants to invite these students to explore higher education as a pathway to better career opportunities.

“A college tour would be an opportunity to open students’ eyes to new experiences and possible goals, in hopes that these students will stay away from the street after high school,” said Moye.  “I grew up in foster care in a variety of homes in Pennsylvania and I had little or no support.  I want to be sure these students have the tools to make good decisions.”

A graduate of Central York High School, Moye began her education at Penn State York when she was 18 and will receive her degree at commencement at 6 p.m. on May 3.  A single mom, Moye knows what it is like to struggle, but also realizes what it is like to have a goal and stick with it.

Moye hopes to see a good turnout at the event.  For more information, please call Moye at (717) 814-1652 or email her at arm5326@psu.edu.  Donations to help fund the college tour are also being accepted.  Cecks should be made payable to Youth Build.

This HD FS major at Penn State York is a multidisciplinary program that examines the development of individuals and families across the life span. It enables students to prepare for professional, managerial, or scientific roles in health and human services professions, in public and nonprofit agencies, and in business and industry, as well as for advanced professional or graduate study. Students obtain a broad background in individual and family development across the life span.  For more information on this major, visit www.yk.psu.edu and click on academics or call the Penn State York Admissions office at (717) 771-4040.

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