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PPG AIPI Featured on CBS Pittsburgh Kidsburgh


Reporter Kristine Sorensen recently visited our PPG Artificial Intelligence Pathways Institute to learn about our new teen programs including our Teen Workforce Development Academy and Healthy Lifestyles Program. We serve around 1,000 teens every year and plan to double that this year. We're proud partners of the PA Smart Advancing STEM Initiative. Read more at Kidsburgh or from PPG about this amazing program. It doesn't end with summer though, up to 25 teens will be offered office-space to "incubate" their project and bring it to life while earning wages, being mentored by corporate IT partners, earn credentials by Carnegie Mellon University's [...]

PPG AIPI Featured on CBS Pittsburgh Kidsburgh2019-08-28T20:59:40-04:00

Announcing US Department of Health & Human Services Award


The Office of Population Affairs of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the award of $13,566,000 for 29 grants to organizations for Replication of Programs Proven Effective through Rigorous Evaluation to Reduce Teenage Pregnancy, Behavioral Risk Factors Underlying Teenage Pregnancy, or Other Associated Risk Factors (Tier 1) – Phase I. The grants start on July 15, 2019 for a two-year project period. According to HHS, funded grantees will replicate programs that have been proven effective through rigorous evaluation to reduce teenage pregnancy, behavioral risk factors underlying teenage pregnancy, or other associated risk factors. Grantees will identify how [...]

Announcing US Department of Health & Human Services Award2019-07-29T11:01:28-04:00

Club Kids Inventing Dreams with STEAM


This summer kids across Pittsburgh are attending our STEAM Camps offered at three of our Clubhouses. In Carnegie kids are becoming inventors at our STEM Invention Camp and designing cool summer clothes in our Fashion Design and Sewing Camp. In Lawrenceville kids are exploring VEX Robotics and will have the chance to join our FLL or VEX teams this fall. In a few weeks we are excited to launch our new Teen STEM Camp, the PPG "Artificial Intelligence Pathways Institute & Teen Accelerator." STEAM is short for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math and an important part of our programming. We [...]

Club Kids Inventing Dreams with STEAM2019-07-14T14:17:29-04:00

Club Teens visit with Congressman Conor Lamb


On July 2nd we had a special visit from Congressman Conor Lamb as part of his summer education tour. Club Teens even participated in a "Town Hall" forum with Congressman Lamb! After hearing about our Carnegie Clubhouse and learning about our summer/after-school programs, Teen Workforce Development Academy and STEM Programs, Congressman Lamb toured the Clubhouse, participated in a STEM activity with school-age kids and then spent 90 minutes with our teens. He asked them questions about everything from their favorite movie to bullying in schools and told them about how government works; he asked them to all vote when they turn [...]

Club Teens visit with Congressman Conor Lamb2019-07-14T14:08:09-04:00

Launching the Learn & Earn Program


This summer, BGCWPA was selected to lead the Learn & Earn program for 40 teens from across the county as part of Partner4Work's Learn and earn Program. Learn & Earn is a six-week summer employment program for teens and young adults ages 14-21 in the Pittsburgh region. Participants have the opportunity to earn money, gain valuable work experience, and develop soft skills to help them become college and career ready.  Half of the youth placed at our 7 Club Locations are members of Boys & Girls Clubs and participate in our Workforce Development and Post-Secondary planning programs.     The teens completed a [...]

Launching the Learn & Earn Program2019-07-14T13:53:42-04:00



What happens when you pair caring volunteers with local kids and challenge them to assemble bikes? United Way's Build-A-Bike! Last week, 400 volunteers joined United Way and more than 150 local kids at Heinz Field for the sixth annual #BuildABikePgh. Each child left that day with new skills in teamwork, communication and - for many of them - their first bike they can enjoy all summer long. Thank you to everyone who made this day a success, especially the sponsors, UPMC and Northwest Bank! We are thankful for wonderful partners like United Way and the many wonderful smiles on our kids' [...]

BUILD-A-BIKE 20192019-07-14T13:42:03-04:00

Record Annual Nellie King Golf Classic


This year we had more support than ever for our summer day camp at our 42nd Nellie King Golf Classic held at the Sewickey Heights Golf Club on June 3rd. The event was sponsored by several companies with the title sponsor being Baierl Subaru. A special thank you to our honorary chairman, Mike Tomczak, master of ceremonies Lanny Frattare and golf committee members for their leadership and continued support. With the funds raised at the Nellie King Golf Classic we are able to offer more families scholarships to attend our summer day camp! Check out the photos from the day!    [...]

Record Annual Nellie King Golf Classic2019-06-08T13:32:37-04:00

Cam Heyward celebrates 30th birthday with Club Kids!


Nobody is too old for a night of fun and games. Cam Heyward turned 30 years old last week, but held off his“Heyward House Birthday Bash” until Tuesday so he could spend it at Dave & Buster's with hisPittsburgh Steelers teammates and his best friends from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania. “We were just looking to have a good time with a lot of kids because sometimes that’s all they need is a good time,” Heyward said with a smile. “I’ve heard of situations where they [kids] haven’t been able to talk about their feelings, but then they get here [...]

Cam Heyward celebrates 30th birthday with Club Kids!2019-06-07T20:59:21-04:00

2019 Dapper Dan Youth Athlete of the Year


Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania Dapper Dan Youth Athlete of the Year Michael (Dino) Tomlin has been selected by Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania as the Eat’n Park Hospitality Group Dapper Dan Youth Athlete of the Year. As an honor roll student, Michael Tomlin was starting Wide Receiver for the #1 ranked WPIAL Class 2A Team. He averaged 34 yards per catch and scored 18 touchdowns leading Shadyside Academy to a quarter final appearance in playoffs. He became the second player in school history to win the title in the 300 meter hurdle at the PIAA class [...]

2019 Dapper Dan Youth Athlete of the Year2019-06-07T20:54:53-04:00

BGCWPA Remake Learning Days


Remake Learning Days Across America (RLDAA) is a celebration of innovative experiences and opportunities for youth to develop their sense of creativity, perseverance and curiosity. Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania is hosting daily STEAM events across our Branches. Remake Learning Days is a festival of events hosted by a variety of organizations, such as schools, museums, libraries, after school organizations, early child care centers, universities, media centers, tech startups and more.  These events are designed to be hands-on, relevant and engaging educational experiences for youth of all ages (pre-K through high school) and their families, caregivers and educators.   [...]

BGCWPA Remake Learning Days2019-05-11T20:48:34-04:00