Afterschool Keeps Kids Happy and Safe.
Afterschool helps build a network of support. For many children, a day without an Afterschool program means hours spent alone at home or roaming the streets. During these unsupervised hours, children and youth lack clear leadership models and may instead rely on their peers for guidance.
Children without afterschool adult support are more likely to become the victims or perpetrators of crime, fall behind in their academic or social development or exhibit extreme independence that makes it difficult for them to ask for help with school, homework and other life issues,
Connect School with Life
It is possible to love school. It happens every day when students attend school with a purpose and are inspired to become an active participant in their learning. Making the most of a student's own talents through Afterschool learning can make all the difference. For instance, work a dream job into daily learning by finding a program that helps bring it to life!
Current Opportunities For Youth
The School To Career program is Accepting Applications for the 2012-2013 Program Year
Please click here for the flyer.
Please click here for more information and the application.
Training begins July 9th and ends Aug 17th.
Come join our team of high students that are currently exploring their careers in Architecture, laboratory research, nursing, biomedical research, emergency room assistant, patient relations, software engineering, mechanical engineering, just to name a few. The s2c program is looking for students currently in the 8th-11th grade with 2.5-and above GPA, living in 15213 and 15219 zip codes (Hill District, Uptown, and West Oakland) and going to a traditional school in the city of Pittsburgh. If you are dedicated to achieving your career goals, give us a call. We look forward to working with you.
SPACES ARE LIMITED APPLY NOW
The City of Pittsburgh’s service blueprint, servePGH, seeks to leverage local human capital through impact volunteerism directed towards two of Mayor Ravenstahl’s top priorities: neighborhood development and youth.
To learn more and sign-up to participate, check out servepgh.pittsburghpa.gov, a new website created to connect volunteers with high impact service initiatives.
For more information, please contact Rebecca Kotter-Wein, Chief Service Officer, 412.255.4765 or click here for more information.
Hip Hop on L.O.C.K.
Hip Hop On LOCK is an arts education and mentoring program that employs hip hop as a tool to education and empower youth K-12 through Leadership development, Organizational skills, Cooperative Economics and Knowledge of the Music Business.
The recipe of our programing is creating partnerships with various community organizations to create "cohorts" of 7-10 students over an 8 week program with a goal of producing, mixing, recording and writing their very own music project from conception to completion accompanied with a documentary or music video. They work with various professionals through the music industry such as a photographer, graphic designer and more. In addition, they participate in workshops that teach math, science, intro to writing as well as hip hop history. Moreover, the cohorts participate in what's called, a "Throwback" in which the students "Throwback" their gift in the form of community service. We currently conduct afterschool programming as well in-school programming for Propel Schools, Pittsburgh Public Schools, MACS, Quaker Vally and Sto Rox schools districts. Some of our other partnering organizations are:
• Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh/BMLDI
• Winchester Thurston
• Communities In Schools
• Central Blood Bank to name a few...
Branches of HHOL are:
The Waffle Wopp TV: an interactive 1 hour TV show that is hosted by HHOL Grads that provide a voice for the youth through multimedia/television production. The show airs every other Saturday at the Waffle Shop.
L.O.C.K.down Radio: a 1 hour Hip-Hop community based radio show hosted by the youth that provides a creative platform of expression for youth of Western Pennsylvania. The show airs Tuesdays on WRCT 88.3FM and worldwide at www.lockdownradio.com
Lastly, In addition to regular programing we also provide leadership/teambuilding workshops for small businesses, corporations and educational institutions across Western PA.
Click here to view a feature on WQED's "Horizons".
Check out links below for more!
Website | YouTube | Radio | Facebook | Twitter
Black Male Leadership Development Institute
The Black Male Leadership Development Institute (BMLDI) is a program which brings together approximately 75 African American boys in grades 9 through 12 to participate in a year-long program designed to increase educational and leadership opportunities for the selected participants.
BMLDI allows young African American men to take the competencies that they already have and expand them into a repertoire of leadership skills that can have a practical impact in their local communities.
The participants will acquire leadership skills by participating in our supportive learning community, which offers a challenging curriculum, and rich activities that will enhance their awareness of themselves and the world around them. They will also, in turn, acquire leadership skills that can help change the outcomes for African American youth in this region.
http://bmldi.weebly.com/bmldi-2012-2013-app.html. for application and more information.
The University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering's Pitt Engineering Career Access Program (PECAP) Program is currently recruiting new students for INVESTING NOW. Primary recruitment efforts focus on eighth grade students from groups underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, but all high school students are welcome to apply.
Please feel free to circulate information to families who may be interested in applying. The first recruitment meeting will take place at the University of Pittsburgh on March 19. For more information or questions, please contact Darryl T. Wiley, Assistant Director, INVESTING NOW at (412) 624.0225 or email@example.com
KnowHow2GO campaign and website helps college bound students
Young people in all socio-economic groups have college aspirations. In fact, eight out of 10 expect to attain a bachelor's degree or higher, according to the U.S. Department of Education. But despite their aspirations, low-income students and those who are the first in their families to pursue higher education are severely underrepresented on college campuses. Studies show these students often lack the guidance they need to prepare for postsecondary education.
In order to turn these students' college dreams into action-oriented goals, the American Council on Education, Lumina Foundation for Education and the Ad Council launched the KnowHow2GO campaign in January 2007. This multiyear, multimedia effort includes television, radio and outdoor public service advertisements (PSAs) that encourage 8th through 10th graders to prepare for college using four simple steps.
The Four Steps to College
1.Be a pain - Let everyone know that you're going to college and need their help.
2.Push yourself - Working a little harder today will make getting into college even easier.
3.Find the right fit - Find out what kind of school is the best match for you and your career goals.
4.Put your hands on some cash - If you think you can't afford college, think again. There's lots of aid out there.
To ensure that students and adult mentors who connect with the powerful messages of the PSA campaign can easily find real-time, on-the-ground assistance, we have built and continue to support a strong grassroots network of partners. To date, 15 state and regional coalitions and 30 national partners have signed onto the campaign.
Visit http://knowhow2go.org/about.php to learn more!