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 [...]
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As part of our mission to inspire the next generation of girls to advocate, reflect, and take action around empowerment for young women all across Western Pennsylvania and beyond, Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania is thrilled to celebrate another successful Empower Her event! This year may have looked a little different, but the goal to “Shatter Glass Ceilings” for the youth we serve will always be at the heart of this annual event! After offering weekly virtual events throughout the month of March with influential women such as motivational speaker, Jessica Kern, The Heart Advocate founder, Ta’lor Pinkston, and [...]
Aislin has been a member of BGCWPA Carnegie Clubhouse for the past 10 years. At the age of 5, she walked through the doors to the place that she would call her home away from home. Aislin shares, “My story is that I was raised in the Carnegie Clubhouse. When people ask me what age I started playing basketball, I say when I was born and they don’t know how to respond. Most of the time they just laugh because they think I’m joking around. But, I was there everyday from birth to when I got too old to play there [...]
Have you ever wanted your child to try Scratch Coding? Robotics? Embroidery for Beginners? Engineering with Legos? Watercolor Basics? Did you know with BGCWPA your child can try these classes and more from the comfort of their home and with kids from all over the world!? It’s true! Since Summer of 2020, Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania has offered our members, as well as youth from all over the world, the chance to interact with our highly specialized staff as the first Boys & Girls Club in the nation to partner with Outschool, a virtual learning platform. Outschool is [...]
Join Us for Schitt’s Creek Designer Bingo! BGCWPA is Back with Our Next Virtual Bingo Event Featuring Bites, Sips and Bling with Exclusive Items from Schitt’s CreekAbby Blake2021-02-16T15:49:23-05:00
Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania and Leaving Legacies Foundation cordially invite you to attend our next virtual Bingo event: Schitt’s Creek Designer Bingo! After such an amazing turn out in 2020, virtual Bingo is back with a twist! On Thursday, March 11th, guests will enjoy an evening to ReMEMBER, ReIMAGINE, ReINVEST in BGCWPA and the future of thousands of youth across Western Pennsylvania. This exciting event will feature multiple Bingo games for a chance to win designer items, a silent auction filled with exclusive, one-of-a-kind designer bags and packages from the hit show Schitt’s Creek, the release [...]
Empower Her 2021: “Shattering Glass Ceilings”! This Year’s Virtual Leadership Workshops & ActivitiesAbby Blake2021-03-17T15:30:22-04:00
Guided by the International Women's Day movement and Women’s History Month, Empower Her is BGCWPA’s annual event to inspire the next generation of women to advocate, reflect, and take action around empowerment for young women all across Western Pennsylvania and beyond. Empower Her will be a month long event, with weekly sessions filled with fun & educational activities, influential speakers, caring & strong female role models, and meaningful lessons to encourage confidence, body positivity, healthy lifestyles, and personal growth. In a year of so many firsts; Kamala Harris took office as the first woman vice president, Kim Ng was named [...]
New Partnership Between Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania, Homewood Children’s Village and Carnegie Mellon, CS Pathways Programs Aimed at Preparing Teens and School-Age Children for STEM Careers of the FutureAbby Blake2021-01-26T14:47:56-05:00
Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania (BGCWPA), Homewood Children’s Village (HCV) and Carnegie Mellon University, CS Pathways Programs announce a new partnership to expand the STEM skills in youth. With many of the largest technology companies opening offices in Pittsburgh, new tech start-ups and the unfortunate inequities in STEM education that persist in the region, three leading STEM program providers are joining forces to develop STEM Teen Ambassadors, a program aimed at disrupting these inequities by training teens to teach K-8 students about science, technology, engineering and math in the out of school time space. In addition, teens get [...]
The week of December 6th BGCWPA Career Works High students celebrated Computer Science Education Week, which is “an annual call to action to inspire K-12 students to learn computer science, advocate for equity in computer science education, and celebrate the contributions of students, teachers, and partners to the field,” according to https://www.csedweek.org/. Lead by our partners at Accenture, Career Works High youth participated both virtually and in-person in an Hour of Code, where youth practice basic coding skills to learn about writing and manipulating code. Youth participated in the Hour of Code Star Wars module to solve puzzles such as [...]
A message from BGCWPA President & CEO, Lisa Abel-Palmieri: Dear Friends,As 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 our virtual, delivery and in person programming and resources, BGCWPA is more equipped than ever to be the highest quality, most comprehensive out of school provider in both Allegheny and Somerset Counties.Thanks to our supporters, board members and staff, BGCWPA was one of the first organizations in the region to develop virtual curriculum, in person programming following CDC guidelines and delivery options to [...]