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The YCREA, York County Retired Educators Association, is an organization of dedicated, retired educators from around the entire York County area, that has established as its main focus, to award scholarships that will help graduating seniors attend college and pursue a career in education or a technical certificate.

Members include ALL educators from educational techs, bus drivers, administrative assistance, teachers and administrators. The entire membership of the YCREA is also active in their communities and each year plan special projects like the Day of Caring and the Pansy Project. We help also collect funds for non-profits in York County. Our small organization of retired educators never stops giving! We DO make a difference!


The YCREA celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2013 and has between 200 and 250 members. Members not only participate in annual fundraising, but also volunteer in the classroom at area schools throughout the school year.

The main Fall Community Project is the Day of Caring. Some of our members volunteer to help an area school complete various projects inside and outside the school campus. Projects have included painting, organizing, landscaping, and much more. We also collect backpacks, gently used books and school supplies for the selected school.

Money raised throughout the year enables our association to award scholarships for college bound High School Seniors.

Our group meets the second Thursday in the months of September October, November, April, and May.

Community Service Project – SMILE
SMILE an acronym for Seniors Make It Look Easy is one of York County Retired Educators Association’s community service projects. From March 2013 to April 2014 our members clocked in a total of 16,899 volunteer hours.

This volunteer work took place in schools, local libraries, nursing homes, etc. Tutoring, reading aloud and many other tasks were completed to make our York County Communities a better place.


Diane Zehner, President