Gateway Health, a leading managed care organization dedicated to caring for the "total health" of its members, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania (BGCWPA) are connecting local teens to viable career options in high-demand industries through the Career Works, Teen Workforce Development Academy. The Career Works, Teen Workforce Development Academy is a full service program that takes teens on a formalized journey from filling in academic gaps, career exploration and soft skills training to relevant, occupational skill building and work experience in order to build a career path for the future. Over 200 students are enrolled in the multiple tracks [...]
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In a year of constant uncertainties and unknowns, Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania has also been a constant. For our youth, families and communities, this has been a year of challenge; however, BGCWPA has and will continue to be a critical resource and support system for local youth like Ti'yanna. Ti’yanna has been a staff member at BGCWPA for almost a year after having met BGCWPA CEO, Dr. Lisa, in high school. While Ti'yanna was not a BGCWPA member as a child, she participated in other after school programs in her community that provided her support that she needed [...]
BGCWPA is so excited to share news of the upcoming KDKA STEM Fest! BGCWPA is partnering with KDKA TV to provide fun, creative workshops on Pittsburgh Today Live! CGI, Williams Energy, Verizon, Amazon and others will provide fun, engaging information about their technology and jobs within their fields. Gather the whole family to watch, learn and enjoy discovering! Learn more on KDKA’s STEM Fest website. KDKA STEM Fest: Monday, November 30th Time: 9:00 AM Show: Pittsburgh Today Live Throughout November, be sure to catch our BGCWPA commercial on KDKA! According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, STEM occupations are forecast [...]
Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania and Leaving Legacies Foundation cordially invites you to attend our NEWEST virtual event: Desserts, Designers & Blingo! On Thursday, December 10th, guests will enjoy an evening to ReMEMBER, ReIMAGINE, ReINVEST in BGCWPA and the future of thousands of youth during COVID-19 and beyond while having fun, completing some holiday shopping and getting the chance to win silent auction items used for the production of the hit show, Schitt’s Creek! This exciting new event will feature multiple “Blingo” games for a chance to win designer items, a silent auction filled with exclusive, one-of-a-kind designer bags and packages, the release of a “mystery [...]
From our BGCWPA family to yours this holiday season, This holiday season we want to encourage families to reflect on the positives of the year and remember what you are thankful for. Here at BGCWPA we are thankful for all of our families, staff, partners, and communities that allow us to serve our mission to do “whatever it takes.” Together we activate and advance the potential in all youth. Safety is our #1 priority here at Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania. This is why BGCWPA would like to remind families to practice safety over the holiday season and to [...]
As part of the Club on the Go initiative where over 1,000 local youth and families have been served with at home deliveries including STEM, art, cooking and activity kits during COVID-19 and beyond, BGCWPA is inviting the community to attend several upcoming rue21 Community Pop Up Shops! These Pop Up Shop events will offer BRAND NEW clothes, shoes and accessories from our partners at rue21 for any youth ages 18 and under to take home free of charge. Shoes range from size 6-11 and the clothing ranges from sizes XS-XL. All families must register for a time slot. Face coverings [...]
Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania Mckeesport Clubhouse and our Duquesne Clubhouses are merging effective December 1st.While the building will be open during the transition to a new owner, starting on December 1st, McKeesport Clubhouse members will have the opportunity to attend our Orchard Park Clubhouse in Duquesne, which is 5-6 minutes away. Due to a variety of variables that are constantly shifting including ongoing school closures and staffing all children from our McKeesport Clubhouse will be safely served at Orchard Park. Please express your interest in attending Orchard Park Clubhouse on this Google Form. We understand the disappointed that [...]
Deliver Holiday Cheer to Thousands of Local Youth this Holiday Season with BGCWPA’s Newest Initiative, Giving on the Go!Abby Blake2020-11-20T13:28:19-05:00
Is your company, organization or group looking for a great way to give back to your local community this holiday season? Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania invites you to become a part of our holiday giving initiative, Giving on the Go! Although this holiday season may look a bit different, BGCWPA is dedicated to doing whatever it takes to spread holiday cheer, alleviate financial hardships of the COVID-19 pandemic, and deliver holiday gifts right to the doorsteps of our Clubhouse members and local communities through “Giving on the Go”! With 4 Ways to Participate this 2020 Holiday Season: Support [...]
Moments that Matter This giving season, BGCWPA will be highlighting moments that matter - stories of our incredible youth members, distinguished alumni, staff members that have devoted decades to our mission, and donors that are ready to pave the way for the future of our programming! In the weeks ahead, you’ll read about why contrary to what may be popular belief, Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania reflects on 2020 as a year of opportunity. With the ability to reach even more youth, communities and families with the adaption of our programming and resources. Member Highlight: Nick ReINVESTING in [...]
Virtual North Pole Adventure Package, Pictures with Santa & Gingerbread House Making with Mrs. Claus, All for a Cause!Abby Blake2020-11-11T15:54:18-05:00
BGCWPA is so excited to offer a fun filled, virtual way to take a photo with Santa, make a gingerbread house with Mrs. Claus and enjoy the magic of the holidays right from your home on December 13, 2020 at 11:00 AM, all while supporting local youth! A percentage of the net proceeds raised from this event will be given back to BGCWPA! Text "Clubhouse" to 76278 or visit clubhouse.givesmart.com to purchase tickets today! Deadline to register is Friday, December 4th at 5:00PM The North Pole Adventure Package includes an AT HOME North Pole Special Delivery Kit (pre-built gingerbread house with [...]