GRACE Project Youth Drug And Alcohol Awareness Program


Research shows that alcohol use starts in seventh grade, creating a gateway to other substances.

Through the collaboration of local organizations, an alcohol-use awareness program is being offered to young adolescents in our community! A trained leader will utilize a research backed, alcohol-use prevention curriculum which incorporates age-appropriate comic strips and family involvement.

Who: Sixth grade students

Where: Rose E. Schneider Family YMCA

When: Once a week for 6 weeks (February 20, 2019 – March 28, 2019)

How: Registration is open through Wednesday, February 13, 2019.
Registration and program day vary based on student’s school; registration for SVSD students is not available through the Y.

Non Seneca Valley School District (SVSD) students:

• Choose: Wednesdays 4:55-6:00PM or Thursdays 4:55-6:00PM
• Must register through the Y, inhouse or online.

Haine Middle School students:
• Wednesdays, 4:55-6:00PM
• Must register by calling Amy Taylor at 724-776-1325

Evans City Middle School students:
• Thursdays, 4:55PM-6:00PM
• Must register by calling Kendra Bertoti at 724-538-8800

Participants will receive a FREE youth membership while participating in the program!

Transportation (SVSD students only)
Parents may provide direct transportation for their child to the Rose E. Schneider Family YMCA or bus transportation to the program is available after school. For convenience,  student may stay for the Homework Club and then dismiss to the transporting bus at 4:30PM. Students must be picked up at the Rose E. Schneider Family YMCA (2001 Ehrman Rd., Cranberry Twp., PA 16066).

For more information
Please contact Cindy Zonts, GRACE Community Church, at

This event is sponsored and facilitated by: Seneca Valley School District, GRACE Project, & Rose E. Schneider Family YMCA.

February Outreach – Butler County Humane Society


All of February, we will be collecting items for The Butler County Humane Society (BCHS), which has been serving the Butler community for more than 120 years.

The Butler County Humane Society, a non-profit organization, in association with the Helen Spaide Albig Adoption Center, provides a temporary, safe, no-kill shelter for homeless, adoptable dogs and cats ultimately placing them in loving homes or with caring rescues while increasing community awareness of the humane treatment of animals through education, spay-neuter programs, rabies clinics, and the respect for life. BCHS is not supported by taxpayer dollars, and the bulk of their funding is dependent on the support of generous community members.



  • Grain free venison & sweet potato flavored canned dog food
  • Any flavored canned dog food
  • Paper towels
  • Clay non-clumping cat litter (Feline Pine & Yesterday’s News)
  • Small chewy dog treats (Pupperoni, etc.)
  • Rawhides/Rawhide chews (USA made ONLY)
  • Strong leashes
  • Bleach
  • Chicken & Rice dry dog food



  • Canned tuna fish in water
  • Canned dog foods
  • Natural balance dog food rolls
  • Creamy peanut butter
  • Dog toys
  • Cat treats
  • Adult dog food
  • Adult cat food
  • Canned kitten food
  • KMR milk supplement (powdered


Questions? Please contact
Ashley Vranick, Youth & Family Director: | 724.452.9122 x217

Super Dynamos’ Mission!

Unleash Your Child’s Inner Superhero

Super Dynamos
Thursday, February 21, 2019, 6:00PM-7:00PM

Do you want a tool to make it easier to get your little ones to make healthy choices? It’s The Super Dynamos to the rescue! The Super Dynamos’ mission is to help kids learn to value the health of their bodies, minds and spirits so they feel healthy and happy from the inside out.

At this parent-child event, Pamela Power Scanlon, Author & Creator of “The Super Dynamos”, will read her story, which focuses on the importance of nutrition, hydration, physical activity, mindfulness and rest. The evening will also include meditation, mindful eating and empowering exercises!

Free Community Event!

Registration is required and open through February 20, 2019.

Register Online

Questions? Please contact Ashley Vranick, Youth & Family Director: | 724.452.9122 x217

Get Fit Families


Get Fit Families Youth Triathlon & Running Programs

6-17 years old. Younger ages may be approved through Joella.

Class Times (Schedule emailed each week and posted to Team Snap):

  • Monday through Friday: Practices are 3:15PM-6:00PM. Youth should be prepared to swim, bike and run each day at practice. Items needed for each practice: goggles, swim cap, towel, swim suit, running shoes and running clothes; cycling shoes and cycling clothes are optional.
  • Saturday: Races or training time announced each week, if scheduled. Will be held outdoors as long as possible.
  • Sunday: Will be announced each week. Bike and run workouts will be outside, weather permitting; practices may be moved indoors in the event of inclement weather.

Youth participants will receive:

Weekly group training sessions, bicycle handling skills training, swim stroke development, running development skills, discounts for Get Fit Families races, swim evaluation, and small group swim, bike and run sessions (when available).

Program Sessions
(13+ years old / 12 & under)

  • Fall 2018: 10 wks; Oct. 28, 2018 – Jan. 5, 2019 ($340 / $280)
  • Winter 2018: 10 wks; Jan. 6, 2019 – Mar. 9, 2019 ($340 / $280)
  • Spring 2019: 11 wks; Mar. 10, 2019 – May 25, 2019 ($370 / $305)

Program Packages
(13+ years old / 12 & under)

  • Any 2 sessions: 20 or 21 wks  ($660 / $545)
  • All 3 Sessions: 31 wks ($975 / $800)
    Payment plans are available. Contact Karen Guise, Senior Program Director at, for more information.

Register early; Program size is limited!

Contact information:
Program: Joella Baker, USAT Triathlon Coach | 724-321-4265

YMCA: Kathy Hensler, Healthy Living Director | 724-452-9122 x226

Upcoming events for training:

  • December 9: Reindeer Race
  • December 31: The Silvester 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run
  • March 2019: YMCA Indoor Tri and the Sarasota CAMTRI


Free to Rose E. Schneider Family YMCA Members & Get Fit Families Athletes

Get Fit Families Weekly Triathlon Brick Workout

Fall II (8 weeks; Oct. 31—Dec. 19, 2018): Wednesdays, 6:05PM-7:45PM

60 minute bike session and 40 minute run session. Each week will be a different workout. Athletes will learn the importance of a brick workout, how different workouts make you stronger and faster and better prepared for your next triathlon. Saturday and Sunday outdoor bricks while the weather permits. Do your first or 50th triathlon with us.

Dawn Crackers Running Club

Fall II (8 weeks; Oct. 30—Dec. 20, 2018): One hour, Tuesday & Thursday, weekly

Tues. & Thurs. 5:30AM: North Boundary Park (meet by the soccer fields).
-Every 3rd Tuesday: Sheetz hill (meet at the YMCA).
Tues. & Thurs. 9:00AM: YMCA (meet in the lobby). If the weather is bad, we will move inside at the YMCA.

NEW Exercise Class for Cancer Patients & Survivors!


We are excited to announce that we are partnering with The Cancer Caring Center to offer Fit to Fight, an exercise class specifically geared towards cancer patients before, during, and after treatment and/or surgeries.

Starting September 5th, Fit to Fight will be offered here every Wednesday from 7:30-8:30pm, led by Kathy Hensler.

Registration is required through the Cancer Caring Center by calling 412-622-1212. Registration is not available through the YMCA.

Questions? Please contact Kathy Hensler, Healthy Living Director:
724.452.9122 x226 or

Senior Project Request Form now available online!

Our Senior project request form is now available online at:

Please keep in mind:

  • Each senior project request will be evaluated by a YMCA program director. Based on YMCA policies and project description the program director may or may not choose to accept the project. If a project is accepted or more information is needed the student will be contacted at that time.
  • The YMCA will only choose projects that meet the mission and purpose of the Rose E. Schneider Family YMCA.
  • Student projects wishing to solely rent space in the building will not be allowed without a Certificate of Liability.
  • Senior Project Fundraisers or Projects that charge an admission fee will not be considered.