About our Name - York Academy of Discovery, Inc.
Who was York?
York was a slave who was part of the Lewis & Clark expedition. York was of great significance during this journey, a very valuable member of the team. He was treated as an equal while on this long and dangerous trip. After the expedition, York sought his freedom. Clark later granted this request.
Why name our organization York?
We are proud of this name because of who York was - a strong and dedicated man who made a difference. He was a true explorer. We want to show children that people can start out with a disadvantage and go on to do great things. In addition, this name is connected to our community where Lewis and Clark began the expedition.
Corps of Discovery
The discovery part of our name again applies to the Lewis & Clark expedition - the Corps of Discovery. This was a group of people that set out to explore new places. They studied and learned on this expedition and brought back important information. The journey was full of dangers, hardships, and setbacks. The people involved in this corps had to be resilient, strong, and brave. Each member was significant. There was only ONE woman on the expedition, and she was extremely important to the success of this undertaking. That woman was Sacagawea. Her story along with the story of the rest of the team was important to the success of the corps.
Our children are on a journey of discovery.
Sometimes this journey is like the Corps of Discovery - filled with pain, hardship, and suffering. As they travel this journey, they must also learn, grow, and develop. Our hope is to give children the necessary tools to be successful on their own journey and expedition.
We're Here for You
Our hope is to make a difference in the lives of children.