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Work Group Descriptions

Throughout the week, students will learn about community service, Lancaster city and county, leadership, and themselves. Below is a brief description of the six different work groups in which first-year students can participate:


  • PIT - Let's Get Ready for School

Let's Get Ready for School (Original PIT or OPIT)

This team is designed to help local children, ages 5 and 6, prepare for the transition to first grade. Students will take the children on field trips as well as participate in other fun games and activities. 

  • lighten up lancaster

Lighten Up Lancaster

Team members will work on local gardening and food access projects in support of the Lighten Up Lancaster County Coalition’s efforts to fight the obesity epidemic.

The Coalition’s unifying purpose is to develop, implement, and promote local policies and programs that make being healthy easy.
  • One Goal PIT Group

One Goal

One Goal uses soccer to help recently resettled refugees become acquainted with  American culture through the universal language of sportsmanship and teamwork. Our student team members will impact the lives of young children on and off the soccer field.

  • PIT Group - Friends For Life

Friends for Life (FFL)

Befriending seniors in adult day care is a very 
rewarding and invigorating experience. A typical day consists of playing games, talent shows and much more. Enthusiasm and the ability to listen are two necessary qualities. 
  • Building Lancaster

Building Lancaster

This team spends their time working on local neighborhood revitalization projects including light construction, painting, and repair projects. If you are into paintbrushes and hammers, join the Building Lancaster team. 

  • clean air clean water square

Clean Air, Clean Water (CACW)

“Interested in the environment” and “enjoys getting dirty” are the two main requirements for this program. Participants will work at F&M's Millport Conservancy.