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BGCWPA Team Named CGI All Girl App Building Competition Winner!

2021-05-24T15:00:40-04:00

BGCWPA is proud to announce the WINNING app, Grade- up,  developed by our VERY OWN youth! Over the last few months, BGCWPA Clubhouse members have teamed up to compete in the all girls app building competition with our friends and partners at CGI BGCWPA had two all girl teams of programmers compete in this unforgettable opportunity. To compete, participants were asked to come up with an app idea and code it from scratch using Thunkable.  The first app BGCWPA members developed is known as Grade-up. Grade-up is an app to help students find motivation and peers for studying. Check out our [...]

BGCWPA Team Named CGI All Girl App Building Competition Winner!2021-05-24T15:00:40-04:00

BGCWPA Youth Teamed Up with CMU to Create “Super Slime Battle” Video Game!

2021-05-20T12:32:49-04:00

Last week, BGCWPA celebrated the release of a youth designed video game during the 2021 Remake Learning Days.  "Super Slime Battle" was created from a partnership between the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania STEM program and CMU Robotics Academy. For the last 20 weeks, BGCWPA members worked with representatives from CMU and the CoBox program as part of the Player-Programmed-Partner Games (P3G) project to imagine and execute all aspects of the video game including the characters, themes, and challenges. BGCWPA members utilized Cobots, robots that are designed to work closely with humans, to create the game in addition to working with [...]

BGCWPA Youth Teamed Up with CMU to Create “Super Slime Battle” Video Game!2021-05-20T12:32:49-04:00

May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

2021-05-11T09:35:48-04:00

172,000, is about the number of babies that were born to young women ages 15 to 19 in the United States in 2019 according to the CDC. Additionally, teen fatherhood occurred at a rate of 10 births per 1,000 young men ages 15-19. These statistics demonstrate there is room for more education around topics of sexual health, pregnancy prevention, and forming healthy relationships. Historically, we know pregnancy rates are higher among youth who are experiencing homelessness, who identify as LGBTQ+, or who are involved in the child welfare system and/or juvenile justice system. National trends also indicate higher birth rates among [...]

May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month2021-05-11T09:35:48-04:00

Join BGCWPA for Remake Learning Days!

2021-05-06T15:28:37-04:00

Remake Learning, a proud partner of Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania, is a network that ignites engaging, relevant, and equitable learning practices in support of young people navigating rapid social and technological change. Established in 2007, Remake Learning is an open group of interconnected, creative, and innovative people and organizations in the greater Pittsburgh region with a purpose to spark and share best practices and new ideas, make it easier for neighbors and colleagues to help each other, reduce duplicative efforts in the region, and leverage resources collectively for greater impact. Join us for one of the exciting Remake [...]

Join BGCWPA for Remake Learning Days!2021-05-06T15:28:37-04:00

PPG Boys Girls Clubs Extend Artificial Intelligence Program Partnership

2021-05-04T10:40:53-04:00

PPG and Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania (BGCWPA) announced the expansion of the PPG Artificial Intelligence Pathways Institute (AIPI) & Teen Accelerator program to new locations in Western Pennsylvania, as well as a pilot program for youth in Detroit. All locations will include a mix of in-person and virtual programming. Since 2019, PPG and BGCWPA have been partners on AIPI, a three-week, intensive summer program connecting underrepresented students in grades nine through 11 who have a passion for technology and who are traditionally untapped in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related fields. The program focuses on project-based hands-on [...]

PPG Boys Girls Clubs Extend Artificial Intelligence Program Partnership2021-05-04T10:40:53-04:00

NVIDIA Partners with Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania on AI Pathways Program

2021-04-22T11:01:27-04:00

New three-year partnership helps BGCWPA expand access to AI and robotics education to more students, particularly in traditionally untapped and underrepresented communities. By Tonie Hansen Meet Paige Frank: Avid hoopster, Python coder and robotics enthusiast.  Still in high school, the Pittsburgh sophomore is so hooked on AI and robotics, she’s already a mentor to other curious teens. “Honestly, I never was that interested in STEM. I wanted to be a hair stylist as a kid, which is also cool, but AI is clearly important for our future!” said Paige. “Everything changed in my freshman year, when I heard about AI Pathways Institute.” [...]

NVIDIA Partners with Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania on AI Pathways Program2021-04-22T11:01:27-04:00

BGCWPA to Partner with PA CareerLink!

2021-04-19T13:51:51-04:00

BGCWPA is excited to partner with PA CareerLink® Pittsburgh/Allegheny County to host satellite hours at Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania locations in Duquesne and McKeesport! Free services for adults ages 18+ include: resume building, interview tips & advice, career advice, applying for jobs, sign up for virtual job events, program resources and references. Services will be available the first Tuesday of each month: May 4, June 1, July 6, August 3rd at the following times: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Orchard Park Clubhouse 938 Chestnut St. Duquesne, PA 15110 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Career Works Mon Valley Center  [...]

BGCWPA to Partner with PA CareerLink!2021-04-19T13:51:51-04:00

BGCWPA AWARDED PASMART 2021 ADVANCING GRANT FOR ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE PATHWAYS INSTITUTE (AIPI) PROGRAM EXPANSION

2021-04-15T21:07:35-04:00

Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania is proud to announce the expansion of the pioneering PPG Artificial Intelligence Pathways Institute (AIPI) and Teen Accelerator Program thanks to the support of Governor Wolf’s 2021 Advancing Grants through PAsmart and in partnership with Clairton City School District, Will Allen Foundation and Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Academy. This collective partnership forms the Western Pennsylvania Artificial Intelligence Pathways Institute & Teen Accelerator to expand the program to 7 sites in: Clairton, McKeesport, Duquesne, Somerset, Carnegie, City of Pittsburgh and into a highly active virtual option. AIPI & Teen Accelerator is part of Boys & [...]

BGCWPA AWARDED PASMART 2021 ADVANCING GRANT FOR ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE PATHWAYS INSTITUTE (AIPI) PROGRAM EXPANSION2021-04-15T21:07:35-04:00

Summer Day Camp 2021: Registration Now OPEN!

2021-04-08T16:09:25-04:00

Spring is upon us and it is time to begin thinking about Summer 2021! In Western Pennsylvania, the air is getting warmer, the sun is shining brighter, and BGCWPA is gearing up for the best summer ever! Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania is excited to announce that we will be open for Summer Camp at our Clubhouse & partner locations for in-person Summer Camp programming  with exciting new thematic weeks June 14th – August 13th! In addition to in-person programming, new in 2021, BGCWPA will be offering multi-format specialty programs, new community located specialty Summer Camp classes, paid teen [...]

Summer Day Camp 2021: Registration Now OPEN!2021-04-08T16:09:25-04:00

Relax & Raise with BGCWPA

2021-03-31T15:01:06-04:00

BGCWPA and our partners at Bombash & Earley invite you to “Relax & Raise” as we work together to support local youth through our newest fundraiser!  Bombash & Earley is a family-owned all-natural essential oil and skincare company based in the South Hills of Pittsburgh, PA. B&E was established in 2015 when husband and wife team, Tim and Danielle, began selling their handcrafted vegan cleansing bars at local farmers markets from the tailgate of a pickup truck. Today, B&E continues to expand their business. Their constant innovation of state-of-the-art natural skincare [...]

Relax & Raise with BGCWPA2021-03-31T15:01:06-04:00
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