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School Youth Programs

The Healthy Decisions GroupYouth Advisory Council, and Grey Matter are offered during the school day, a collaborative effort between SCRC and the Shippensburg Area School District to help meet the needs of youth in our community. The Leaders-In-Training Camp is a day camp in the summer at Shippensburg University directed by SCRC staff. Our SCRC Coordinator coordinates these programs. If you have any questions, please contact us at

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 teachers can refer students to the program. Both the student and the parents have to agree and give permission for the student to participate.

Youth Advisory Council

The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is based out of Shippensburg Area Middle School. This is a group of middle school students to help make decisions related to youth resiliency and reducing youth substance youth. It allows students to have their voices heard and to help give perspective to certain programs of what is and what is not working. YAC members participate in events and in the past have attended events at the Luhrs Performing Arts Center. 

Leaders-In-Training Camp

2024 Leaders In Training Camp

Register April 1 - June 7th

Leaders-in-Training Camp helps students develop the essential skills that create leaders such as positive peer role modeling, problem-solving skills, active listening skills, and interpersonal management skills.

To register for the 2024 Leaders In Training Camp. Participants can ONLY register online at 

WHERE: Shippensburg University Campus

WHO: Entering 6th-12th grade

WHEN: June 10th - 13th   

TIME: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm. Breakfast and Lunch served.

COST: $50 | Fee Waiver is Available

For more information, please contact Youth Mobilizer, Becca Justinus or call 717-477-1961

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Grey Matter

The Grey Matter program is a free, six-week school-based prevention program for Shippensburg Area Senior High School (SASHS) 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. Students receive a $5 gift card for each session they attend. If you would like to register your child or have a referral, please contact Janelle Carbaugh, High School Social Worker at You can also complete the registration form below online or turn the printable form into Janelle Carbaugh at th the high school. Registration is required to participate in the program.

Click below for more information about the program!

*The program is formally called The Blues Program by program creators. We were granted permission to rename the program ourselves.

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