New Hope Academy Charter School has been selected to receive a 2012 GoGirlGo! Pennsylvania grant to support its after-school dance program, the Mighty Dantz Team, according to a news release.

The grant from the Women's Sport Foundation and The Hershey Company supports organizations working to improve the lives of girls through sports and/or physical activity, the release said.

The free after-school program combines dance training with education on healthy ways to cope with issues girls might be facing in society.

The program will start in January 2013 and is open to all girls in grades 5 to 8 living in York. The participants meet three times a week from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center.

For more information, call 845-4046.