Thursday, January 2, 2020

The Stress Epidemic

 Please join us and learn more about STRESS and how it is effecting our school aged children. This informational evening is a blend of presentations from School Counselors, Educators, and Private Counselors and will feature local resources.  This event is FREE and open to all Adults. We hope to see you on January 21 at Quaker Valley Middle School for this Youth Connect sponsored event.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

opioid forum

Upcoming  Community Forum on Opioids
The evening will include a variety of speakers presenting various perspectives on today's opioid problems. This event is free and open to the public. We encourage parents, children in 6th grade and beyond, and anyone who is in regular  contact with youth to attend. Please join us May 28th beginning at 7 p.m. at Sewickley Academy's Rea Auditorium. Prevention Point Pittsburgh will be supplying a resource table. There will also be a live stream available at

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Free Training for Parents and Educators March 13th

Open to the Community!

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Please come to a FREE SCREENING of Eighth Grade....
an award winning, provocative and uplifting movie.
Sunday March 10th at 12noon at the Tull Family Theater, 418 Walnut St., Sewickley, PA.
This movie includes content that is not appropriate for young audiences.  There are discussions in the movie, including sexual content that represents actual discussions kids are having.  Youth 14 and older are encouraged to attend with a parent.  

Here's a link to the trailer for Eighth Grade.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Spotlight on Opioids - 7:00pm, April 10th 2018 at Quaker Valley Middle School Auditorium

Please join us for a panel discussion on the opioid crisis on Tuesday, April 10th, 7-8:30pm at the Quaker Valley Middle School Auditorium, 618 Harbaugh St., Sewickley, PA 15143. The event will include experts from the Department of Justice, 6 Steps to Sanity, Allegheny Health Network, and Sewickley PoliceThe event will consist of four short presentations, followed by a brief panel discussion. There will also be a working display “Hidden in Plain Sight” (See prior blog post below).

This event is open to the public. 

Babysitting for parents of younger children will be provided if arrangements made via RSVP to

The event is being sponsored jointly by two Sewickley groups, Youth Connect and SHAPE. 

Youth Connect wishes to sincerely thank our expert speakers, and Quaker Valley School District for assistance and for allowing us to use the Middle School Auditorium.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Hidden In Plain Sight coming to Explore Sewickley, Sept 9, 2017

Youth Connect is pleased to present 

Hidden in Plain Sight

…a drug awareness program for parents
 and other adults.
Sat., Sept 9 from 10am–5pm at Explore Sewickley 418 Beaver Street, Sewickley PA 

Walk through a mock teen’s room with items that may indicate substance abuseTest your skills in identifying drug paraphernalia, signs of drug or alcohol abuse, and stealth hiding places. 
This program is brought to you with help from Sewickley Borough Police Department, Explore Sewickley, and some local citizens hoping to help stem the tide of substance abuse in our area.



Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Sewickley Academy Presents Conversations that Connect: Understanding and Supporting the Introverted Child

American culture tends to celebrate being outgoing and highly social. Introverts can be made to feel unappreciated and overlooked, even though their quiet, contemplative style brings extraordinary talents and insights. Learn more about introverts--including insights from several SA students.
Join Sewickley Academy’s Director of Support Services Dr. Shannon Mulholland as she shares her expertise and guidance about how parents can understand and support an introverted child.

Planning to attend? View this TED Talk before the presentation.

Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017, from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Location: Sewickley Academy’s Hansen Library, Boyd Room

All parents and guardians are welcome.

Questions? Contact School Counselor Lynn Sanborne, MSW.

Conversations that Connect is sponsored by Sewickley Academy's Department of Support Services and the Home and School Association.

This event is free and open to the public.