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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

Teens Attend Pittsburgh STEM Summit


  Pittsburgh Technology Council recently held a STEM Summit for  students and business partners. Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania had a number of teens attend.  The teens went to Peoples Gas and BNY Mellon. We are so proud of the way they volunteered to speak, ask questions and participate in activities! Everyone learned so much. Thank you to Andrea Krueger, Audrey Russo and all of the staff at the Pittsburgh Technology Council.  

Teens Attend Pittsburgh STEM Summit2019-05-11T20:41:58-04:00

Pittsburgh Quarterly Features Gala Winners


Fourth Annual Great Futures Gala Celebrates Outstanding Youth March 14, 2018 by PQ STAFF Over 250 guests recognized youth at Boys & Girls Clubs of Western PA’s Fourth Annual Great Futures Gala at the Sheraton Station Square on Wednesday, March 14. Hosted by KDKA meteorologist Ron Smiley, the evening centered around exemplary youth who represent each of the eight Club branches in the Greater Pittsburgh area. Jayla Ellis from the Shadyside branch was named 2018 Western Pennsylvania Youth of the Year. ProspHire principals Lauren and Chris Miladinovich were crowned victors of the playful “Kiss A Pig & Help Our [...]

Pittsburgh Quarterly Features Gala Winners2019-04-05T20:18:31-04:00