Life After York Q&A: Parent to Parent Advice on College and Other Paths to Success


Talking Points

View the Talking Points for each topic from the 2020 event.


Resource List

The Life After York - Parent Resource List includes York parents who have been through post high school planning with their own children and are willing to share their experiences in specialty areas like college athletics, performing arts auditions, two-year college, military, etc.



If you have questions about this event or would like to volunteer, please contact Jenn Toffler.


The PTSA Academic Committee has hosted this event since 2014.

It was formerly called College Q&A: Parent to Parent Advice.

Thank you to the Life After York volunteers (listed below) and to everyone who attended the event on February 24, 2020.

The next Life After York Q&A will be happening sometime in early 2021, date and time TBD.

Please contact Jenn Toffler for more information, if you're interested in volunteering, or if you would like to be added to our Life After York - Parent Resource List.


It’s often helpful to talk with someone who’s “been there - done that.” That’s the idea behind this seventh annual event brought to you by PTSA Academic Committee and York's College & Career Resource Center (CCRC).

Attendees will enjoy an evening of rotating roundtable discussions led by fellow York parents who will share their experience and knowledge about the college application process as well as other post high school plans.



The event is designed for parents of sophomores and juniors who are interested in learning practical tips for how to support their children in thinking about what they will do after graduating from York. Although not geared toward parents of freshmen and seniors, all are welcome.

This event is not intended for students.

There's no pre-registration for this event.



The evening kicks off with brief opening remarks from the committee chairs and then transitions directly into rotating roundtable discussions lasting about 18 minutes each. There will be five rotations total that night. Attendees will select which tables they would like to join on the evening of the event. No pre-registration is necessary. 

Attendees will select five tables. Table topics for 2020 are listed below. Please note, the list is subject to change.

All topics will be available for every rotation that night, though you will only have a chance to visit five tables. Both parents can come and attend the same or different tables.

There is no set order for which table to visit first, second, etc. Customize your evening based on topics that interest you.

Attendees do not need to stay for the entire evening. For example, if you are only interested in three of the ten topics, feel free to leave the event when you’ve visited those three tables.

Please contact Jenn Toffler if you would like to know more details about any of the topics that will be covered at the Life After York event or if you have any other questions.



Thank you to the many volunteers and ready alternates who helped make the 2020 event a success:

Elizabeth Dierksheide Dave Clugg Linda & George Bode
Carol Frank Jessica Gatti Susan Rohde
Holly Kost Leah Gleason Andriani Siavelis
KB & Bob Grasse Tina Ward Myles Toomey
Julie Hanebuth Debbi Khayat Carrie Stone
Meg Snyder Gina Orzak Barb Cozzi
Laura Maniola Mary Ann Manning Virginia Wilson
Mimi Black Lisa O’Halloran Pat & Neil Vandenberg
Julie Kunst Erin Radcliff CPT Francis Koykar

2LT Jacob Patterson

A special thank you goes to Amy Thompson of York’s College and Career Resource Center (CCRC) for partnering with the Academic Committee for the event.