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Programs and Services

Youth Summer Scholarship Program


If this program continues, registration for 2022 will be open by May 1st.


This program, funded by the Partnership for Better Health, provides a limited number of scholarships for children ages 6-17 to participate in camps, recreational programs, farm-based or nutrition programs, positive youth development programs promoting healthy practices, & family pool passes. 

Youth Food Security Programs:

Summer Learning Program & Hound Packs

Summer Learning Program


Please watch our website and Facebook page for information about our 2022 Summer Lunch Program!

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Complete the application and email it to or mail it to 206 East Burd Street, Shippensburg PA 17257. For more information email or leave a message at 717-477-1961.

This program provides children who have completed K-11th grade with breakfast, lunch, and activities during 7 weeks of the summer.  The program meets Monday-Friday from 9 am - 12 pm. For more information, contact us at

Shippensburg Human Services Council


This is a monthly networking opportunity for local human service providers. These meetings are held virtually from 11:30AM to 1PM until further notice. Luncheons are held on the second Friday of every month from September to May. If you are interested in joining this council, please send an email to  

Hound Packs

The backpack program services food-insecure students in the Shippensburg Area School District by providing a backpack of meals over the weekend. If you are interested in signing your child up for the program, please contact your school counselor or Sonja Payne at

To enroll in the program, please complete the following form: Hound Packs Enrollment

Teen Leadership Club


The Teen Leadership Club is based out of Shippensburg Area Middle School and High School. It develops adolescents into empowered leaders.  Discussion topics are focused on: integrity, listening and giving directions, examining stereotypes, communication, assertiveness, and other leadership skills.  The Teen Leadership group also participates in community service activities. Students exemplifying leadership qualities are selected to participate by school counselors. To learn more about this program, please contact us at

2019 Full Report
Report Summary 

Shippensburg Community Assessment


The SCRC completed a community needs assessment for the Shippensburg area in 2014 and 2019. The links to the left are for the most current community assessment completed in 2019. The links below are for the 2014 community assessment. If you have any questions, please contact us at:

2014 Report


2014 Full


Healthy Decisions Group

This program is for students in the Shippensburg Area Middle School and High School having difficulty in the school setting.  The students meet once a week to work on different skills such as communication and conflict resolution. School counselors and/or teachers can refer students to the program, both the student and the parents have to agree and give permission for the student to participate. To learn more, email 

Grey Matter

Grey Matter is a free, six-week school-based prevention program for Shippensburg Area Senior High School (SASHS) and eight-week for Middle School (SAMS) students showing a lack of motivation, sadness, or irritability. Group sessions include building group trust, increasing participant involvement in fun activities, learning and practicing new ways of thinking, and developing plans to respond to life stressors.  Groups are offered during the school day during student's flex period. If you have questions please contact us at and (717) 477-1961.

Shippensburg Community Resource Guide

Shippensburg Community Resource Guide

Since the town of Shippensburg is located in both Cumberland County and Franklin County, this can lead to confusion about how and where to access social services. County social services are available in the neighboring towns of Carlisle and Chambersburg.

Both counties have their own guides to social services so this guide focuses on the services that are available within the Shippensburg Area School District boundaries.

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