Meet our York team
Empower. Equip. Motivate.
K’ron Washington is a community leader and activist originally born in York, PA. K’ron graduated as the student body president of his class, from New Hope Academy Charter High School. Afterwards, he continued his education at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Trinidad State College in Colorado. K’ron is a respected athlete playing both football and basketball for William Penn Senior High School and New Hope Academy Charter High School.
He is the prodigal son of the late Rodney Washington, who was a cornerstone in the York community. Mr. Washington paved the way for K’ron, regarding the importance of mentorship and philanthropy. K’ron is currently the CEO of Ben Washington General Contracting LLC, a family-owned business with over 50-years of experience. K’ron aspires to serve his community by creating affirmative change. By overcoming his personal adversities, he aims to serve as a relatable example to his mentors and mentees. K’ron now serves as the Director of Mentoring for Bro2Go York . In this role he is responsible for moving York county forward as he reaches out to ex-offenders and at risk youth throughout the county.
Jakyra is a graduate of New Hope Academy Charter School and the YWCA Quantum Opportunities Program (QOP) participant, who grew up right here in York City. Jakyra later earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry/Pre-Pharmacy, with double minors in Biology and Mathematics from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). In the previous summers, Jakyra has returned to the YWCA QOP, as a presenter during the Dream It Be It Weekend camp at Camp Cann-Edi-On. She has served as a mentor to talk to the next generation of youth about the importance of women in science.
As her journey led her to the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Arizona, she began taking on several leadership positions. Previously, she has also volunteered her time teaching financial literacy classes through the YWCA Metropolitan Area throughout the East Valley in the Phoenix, AZ. Jakyra joined Bro2Go Inc. and currently serves as the Administrative Assistant for the York Chapter. Hoping to embody resilience and determination she hopes to inspire those of disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue their dreams, regardless of given circumstances.