Who We Are

The Youth Steering Committee of Upper St. Clair (YSC) was formed in the 1980s primarily to address alcohol and substance abuse issues facing the community's youth and families.  Over the years, the focus has expanded and evolved to include issues relevant to today's kids, including safe use of technology, mental health issues, vaping, stress management and more.   

 

YSC is a Community Action Group whose members are jointly appointed by the Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners and the Board of School Directors. Committee members include adult residents, high school students, parents, a professional counselor or psychologist, and representatives from both appointing Boards.

What We Do

Inform and educate the community

The Mission of the Youth Steering Committee is to involve the Upper St. Clair Community in providing positive direction and support to our youth as well as their families.

 

The Committee's Objectives are:

  • To inform and educate the community on topics that are timely and relevant to our youth

  • To reduce the incidence of drug and alcohol abuse and other destructive behaviors among the youth of the community

  • To effect the positive physical and mental well-being of our youth

  • To collaborate with other community organizations

Educational Programs

The Youth Steering Committee sponsors various programs throughout the year for parents, community members and students, addressing current youth issues.  The Committee also partners with the Parent Teacher Council's Wellness Committee and other school and community organizations in this effort.  Recent topics include:

  • "Navigating Emotionally-Intense Conversations With Your Kids"

  • "Coping during the COVID-19 Crisis"​

  • "Share the Keys" safe driving presentation

  • Vaping: A panel discussion

  • Teen Depression

  • Internet Safety

  • Opioid Epidemic

  • Sibling Rivalry

  Community Collaborations:

  • Presentation by nationally known speaker, Dr. Michele Borba entitled "UnSelfie: Raising caring, Successful Kids in a Plugged-In, Trophy-Driven World"

  • Community viewing of the movie “Screenagers” and its sequel

Upcoming Programs - click here for more information:

 

Middle School Youth Blasts

Twice a year, the Youth Steering Committee hosts Youth Blasts for all Upper St. Clair middle school aged kids grades 5 - 8.  The events are held at the Community and Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park and include food, beverages, games, a DJ with dancing, a dodgeball tournament, Bingo, and much more!  

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Monthly Meetings

The Committee meets monthly from September to June.  Click here for information on how to join us!

When:   2nd Wednesday of the month (June to September) - 7PM

Where:  Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park

              1551 Mayview Road, Upper St. Clair

Who:     All USC residents are welcome to attend!