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1109, 2019

Empowering and Educating Through A Vegetable Garden

By |September 11th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

2808, 2019

PPG AIPI Featured on CBS Pittsburgh Kidsburgh

By |August 28th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

1308, 2019

After School Enrollment Open

By |August 13th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

We are so excited to be gearing up for our School Year programming! As we continue to build and offer high-quality programs, there are a few changes that we will be implementing beginning this school-year. We will continue to use the ACTIVE system for registration and payments. As we re-calibrate and reinvest in program enhancements and ensure high-quality staff, there will be a new membership structure: After-School Program: $40.00 a month Speciality [...]

208, 2019

RBI program at the Mid-Atlantic Tournament

By |August 2nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

2707, 2019

Announcing US Department of Health & Human Services Award

By |July 27th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

1407, 2019

Club Kids Inventing Dreams with STEAM

By |July 14th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

1407, 2019

Club Teens visit with Congressman Conor Lamb

By |July 14th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

1407, 2019

Launching the Learn & Earn Program

By |July 14th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

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.  [...]

2806, 2019

BUILD-A-BIKE 2019

By |June 28th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

806, 2019

Record Annual Nellie King Golf Classic

By |June 8th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

706, 2019

Cam Heyward celebrates 30th birthday with Club Kids!

By |June 7th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

1805, 2019

2019 Dapper Dan Youth Athlete of the Year

By |May 18th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

1105, 2019

BGCWPA Remake Learning Days

By |May 11th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

1105, 2019

Teens Attend Pittsburgh STEM Summit

By |May 11th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

  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 [...]

3003, 2018

Pittsburgh Quarterly Features Gala Winners

By |March 30th, 2018|Categories: News|

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 [...]

2202, 2018

Great Futures Gala Success!

By |February 22nd, 2018|Categories: News|

We made many great memories on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at the Sheraton Station Square at our 4th Annual Great Futures Gala! Our 2018 Youth of the Year is Jayla from the Shadyside Boys & Girls Club! Left to right: Don Michel, Vice Chair of the Board, Jayla Ellis and Special Agent in Charge Tim Burke Secret Service Congratulations to all of our Branch Club Youth of the Year and Dapper Dan [...]

512, 2017

Arthur Moats of the Pittsburgh Steelers took the LaRosa Boys & Girls Clubs Shopping

By |December 5th, 2017|Categories: LaRosa, News|

The South Hills Village was alive with black and gold and a group of happy kids. Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Arthur Moats teamed up with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania and American Eagle Outfitters for a memorable night. Jim Barry, Executive Vice President of the LaRosa Boys & Girls Club, told RabbleVid the shopping spree was a unique opportunity the kids who age from 12 to 18. Moats said he wanted to give [...]

509, 2017

Kris LeTang Brings a day of Hockey to LaRosa

By |September 5th, 2017|Categories: LaRosa, News|

Kris Letang visited the LaRosa Club to film a public-service announcement for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania and to kick off a fundraising campaign for Playworks, a national charity that provides programming and equipment for schools to use on playgrounds.Playworks is currently has programs at Propel charter schools in McKeesport, Hazelwood, Homestead, Pitcairn and on Pittsburgh's North Side as well as at Penn Hlls Elementary. [...]

2404, 2017

2017 Dapper Dan Youth Athlete of the Year

By |April 24th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Congratulations to Matthew Zyra the 2017 Eat 'n Park Hospitality Group Dapper Dan Youth Athlete of the Year Matthew has been a Carnegie Club member since the age of five and has participated in Dapper Dan basketball, hockey, flag football, and golf for the past 12 years. He is Head Coach of the 7-8 year old and 9-11 year old divisions as well as an assistant coach with the [...]

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