What is Parents and Students in Action (PSIA)

PSIA was founded in Eatonville, Pierce County, Washington in 1988 with grassroots support & volunteers. Their purpose was to provide after school activities for youth
ages5-18 in Eatonville.

PSIA became a non-profit corporation with a 501 (c) (3) in 1989. PSIA received it's first grant in 1990. Grants and individual donations continue to be our primary source of funding. The program moved into the Eatonville Community Center in 1993, receiving free rent and utilities. PSIA continues to provide recreational and social activities and performs community service projects for rural southeast Pierce County, covering 540 sq. miles. PSIA serves 600 + youth, teens and families. Activities include: "Youth Night" & "Open Gym" at the Eatonville Community Center,"After-School" programs at Eatonville, & Weyerhaeuser.


The board of directors changed the name to Youth Connection in 2005. In the fall of 2006 PSIA expanded its program to a new recreation center in the heart of Eatonville. The new recreation center has allowed us to expand our days and hours of the Youth Nights and After School programs.