Upper St. Clair Township

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Youth Steering Committee

The Youth Steering Committee is a Community Action Group whose members are jointly appointed by the Township of Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners and the Board of School Directors. Youth Steering Committee members include adult residents, high school students, parents and representatives from both appointing boards. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday each month at the Community & Recreation Center, 1551 Mayview Rd., Upper St. Clair, PA 15241. 

Next Meeting: Share the keys Virtual Program
The Youth Steering Committee of Upper St. Clair is offering families two opportunities to participate in Share the Keys, a 60- to 90-minute interactive orientation program for parents and their teen drivers. Families can register online for virtual programs at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 10 or 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 11. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that “motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens.” Research by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia found that parenting style has a significant impact on teen driver safety. Teens whose parents set rules and pay attention to their driving activities in a helpful, supportive way are half as likely to be involved in a crash.

According to the Share the Keys website, “Parents who set rules, offer support and monitor their teen’s driving can reduce their teen’s crash risk by as much as 50%.”

While the program is beneficial for all teen drivers, parents and teens experience the greatest benefit when participating prior to or during the driving permit phase. It provides valuable information, tools and resources that support the development of safe driving habits for life.

Mission and Objectives
The Mission of the Youth Steering Committee of Upper St. Clair 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
  • To reduce the incidence of drug and alcohol abuse among the youth of the community
  • To effect the positive well-being of our youth
For more information, or to join the Youth Steering Committee, call the Township Offices at 412-831-9000 or the School District Offices at 412-833-1600. You can also submit a Talent Bank Survey for membership or just ask how to participate in sponsored activities.

Youth Steering Committee Members

Member Name Office or Position
Adam Boucek Chair
Jennifer Bowen  Vice Chair
Angela Petersen Secretary
Amy Billerbeck Member
Lynn Boucek Member
Manjri Gupta Member
Jeffrey Krantz Member
Gary Seech Member
Joanne Petursson Tomnay Resident Professional
Lauren Madia & Daniel Beck School District Liaisons
Lynn Walcoff Township Liaison