This football season, get ready to cheer on the Pittsburgh Steelers defense and help raise money for Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania through the 2019 Sacks for Kids Fundraiser! Once again, join Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cam Heyward and his foundation The Heyward House to raise critical funds to support our Clubhouses! HOW IT WORKS? Fans can make a pledge of any amount from 50¢ and up for every sack recorded for the Steelers defense throughout the 2019 NFL Regular Season. The Heyward House will then match every donation, dollar for dollar, up to $8,000! These proceeds will directly [...]
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https://youtu.be/YwhfENmq_dA CAREER WORKS TEEN Workforce Development Program Are you a teen who is looking to start working and find a great job? Do you want to start making an income after graduation? Are you curious about different career avenues but are not sure where to start? Do you want to earn college credits or a pre-apprentice certificate? If so, Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania Career Works Program may be for you! Career Works is an innovative and exciting employment and post-secondary preparation program that allows high school students to develop key skills for successful careers and [...]
Lowe’s Home Improvement stores in Homestead and West Mifflin teamed up this August to create a vegetable garden in our Duquesne/West Mifflin Clubhouse to promote STEM and healthy lifestyles education. Duquesne / West Mifflin is one of the many areas of Pittsburgh that is known as a “Food Desert”. According to Bill Moyers Journal, “the poor quality of the processed food available in many “food deserts” — areas in which residents lack access to a local supermarket — contribute to high rates of heart disease, diabetes and obesity. Today, lack of access to nutritious food continues to be a significant problem [...]
Youth baseball and softball is making a comeback in the City of Pittsburgh and surrounding communities, in part, due to the growth of our Pirates RBI (Reviving Baseball/Softball in Inner Cities) program managed by Boys & Girls Clubs of Western PA, with the financial support from the Pittsburgh Pirates. For the 2019 season, the Pirates RBI program developed an exciting partnership with the City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Parks and Recreation to create the first Pirates RBI Citisports League with 60 teams, providing quality baseball and softball programming for approximately 1,000 youth. The Pirates RBI program formed three tournament teams: Junior baseball (ages [...]