Penn's Youth Initiative

About Us

Who We Are

Penn’s Youth Initiative (PYI) is an education nonprofit organization that partners with schools and youth organizations to provide presentations using an evidence-based, peer reviewed curriculum.  Pre-teens and teens talk about relevant, age-appropriate topics with a fun spin. We believe there is no better way to learn how to build healthy relationships.

Our enthusiastic Program Educators comprise an array of professionals with backgrounds in education, medicine, science, and humanities. Each one has met PYI’s standards of practice for professional development and are trauma-informed, culturally competent, and current on PA background checks.

PYI, Inc. and our affiliates serve the following counties:

Franklin, Adams, York, Lancaster, Berks, Schuylkill, Northampton and Lehigh. 

Office of Operations:

983 Lincoln Way E.
Chambersburg, PA 17201

Please call 848-PA-YOUTH for more information.

Meet the Team

Cindy Janczyk, BSN

Program Director

Rebecca Zentz

Operations Director

Melissa Hetrick

Administrative & Financial Manager

Nicole Diller

Social Media Specialist

Robyn Blumhorst

Program Educator

Maria Marker

Program Educator