After School Career Mentoring Programs

Attention Juniors and Seniors- The list of after school career mentoring programs throughout York County has grown! These programs are designed for Juniors and Seniors that have an interest in learning more about the real- world applications of certain careers. Meet with business leaders in the career, complete hands-on activities, and work with other students throughout York County with similar interests.

Mentoring Programs for 2010-2011 included:

  • Accounting: sponsored by Yorktowne Business Institute (YBI)

  • Architecture-Construction-Engineering Design: sponsored by C.S. Davidson

  • Architecture-Construction-Engineering Trades: sponsored by Kinsley Construction

  • Arts-Crafts: sponsored by Y.O.U.T.H. Program, Inc.

  • Arts-Fine: sponsored by YorkArts

  • Culinary: sponsored by Yorktowne Business Institute (YBI)

  • Entrepreneurship: J.D. Brown Center- York College

  • Hospitality: Heritage Hills

  • Insurance: Glatfelter Insurance

  • Police Explorers: York County Police Department

Each program will have an application process and the number of participants from HHS may be limited. Mentoring sessions typically happen twice each month in the evenings. Students will need to provide their own transportation and be willing to commit to all sessions.

For additional information, please refer to the York County Alliance for Learning webpage: You may also contact Mr. David Harnish, Transition Coordinator: 637-9000, Ext. 318;

Adventures in Technology

Grade 11, 12

In this program, a group of 8-10 students go into a local company (Hanover Lantern, Spring 2008) to help them work on a problem or issue in the company. The company provides a mentor from their staff to work with the students. The group meets approximately once per week for an 8-week period in the winter/spring. Students present their project results to the participating company and receive feedback.

COPS (Career Opportunity Program)

Grade 11

A mentoring program for juniors that are unsure what they will do after high school. Mr. Alan Beily from McClarin Plastics assists in the instruction of this program, which meets during the “clubs” period at the end of the day. Topics include: resume, cover letters, interviews, soft skills, and real-life experiences and stories from students and mentors of the program. Students participate in a one-day career and college fair that is arranged by York County Alliance for Learning (YCAL:, HACC-York, and the Advanced Skills Center.

Job Shadowing

Grades 9, 10, 11, 12

The best way to really see and understand a given career is to shadow someone in that field. All students have the opportunity to shadow individuals within local businesses and organizations in order to better understand the requirements, activities, and skills that are involved on a daily basis. Students need to schedule an appointment with Mr. Harnish in order to arrange for shadowing experiences.

Mock Interviews

Grade 11

Students within the Consumer Living Course will take part in mock interviews. Business representatives from the community will come into the school to conduct the interviews. This is a requirement of the course.