Thank you to everyone who registered for Session II of our Strengthening Families Program.  Due to an overwhelming response, we have closed registration for Session II.  We will run the program again in the Fall of 2018.  If you would like to be added to a list for notification of those dates, please e-mail,


Strengthening Families-SFP 10-14

Registration Form can be found here:  SFP 10-14 Souderton 2018





Session II Class Dates:  February 7,14, 21, 28 and March 7, 14 and 21 from 5:30pm-8:00pm

The Indian Valley Character Counts! Coalition in partnership with the North Penn YMCA, the Souderton Area School District and Family Services will deliver their second session of the internationally recognized Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14.  The program will be offered to families in the Indian Valley for 7 weeks beginning February 7, 2018.  The program will be held at the Indian Crest Middle School, 139 Harleysville Pike, in Souderton.

Parents will build on their strengths in showing love and setting limits.  This impactful family program, developed by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will help our youth develop skills in handling peer pressure and building a positive future.

The Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 (SFP 10-14) has been evaluated with many hundreds of families by research institutes at Iowa State University. Analysis of data has shown positive results for both parents and their children.

  • Youth had significantly lower rates of alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana use compared to youth who were not in the program.
  • Youth had significantly fewer conduct problems in school.
  • Parents improved skills including building a positive relationship with their youth, setting appropriate limits, and following through on consequences.

In addition, research has shown that the skills learned and the parent-child relationships that were strengthened continue to have great influence on youth for years after they have completed the program. Many businesses and organizations in (community name) may have families participate in the SFP 10-14 program sessions, which results in more effective employees, more involved youth and a stronger community.

Do not miss the opportunity to be part of this excellent program that we are offering families in our community.  For more information or to hold a spot for our January session, please contact DonnaLea Pyrz, Program Coordinator at 215-723-3569, ext. 116. 

We are excited to bring this program to the families in our community for a second session.


Take Back Day October 28, 2017

The Take Back Day at Maplewood Estates at Peter Becker was a success!  Here are a few pictures from the event!  Thank you to Dave Springer and Detective Sargeant George Moyer for helping at the event! Our committee did an excellent job getting the flyers out to all our local businesses.  Thank you for all your hard work! We thank our community for disposing of their unwanted and unused medications…helping keep our youth, healthy, safe and drug free!


The Indian valley Character Counts! Coalition an Initiative of the North Penn YMCA assisted by the Franconia Township Police Department will be holding a prescription drug Take Back event on October 28, 2017 at Maplewood Estates, Peter Becker Community, in particpation with the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office and Police Chiefs Association of Montgomery County.  Your chance to get unused/unwanted prescription medicines out of your home and safely disposed of.  Help keep our community a safer place for our youth.

The links below provide the latest local and county information for the Take Back Day scheduled for Saturday, October 28, 2017.


Indian Valley Take Back Info                                                 Montco Drug Take Back Info


This year Landis Supermarket helped get the information out to our entire community by placing information in grocery bags!  We would like to thank Landis Supermarkets for helping us spread the word about this important event.