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After School/Camps/Mentoring

—–AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS—–

Compiled by Drs. Gyaltsong, Sarknas, and Trapp, Residents at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Last updated on Feb 11th, 2007

PITTSBURGH PUBLIC SCHOOLS

After school programs exist in 75% of schools in the Pittsburgh School District. They are managed by school staff as well as school community collaboratives that include teachers, parents, and community agency personnel. These programs include academic tutoring and enrichment, clubs, athletics, social skill development and peer leadership. There are between three and twenty different programs at sites that provide after school programs.
-CONTACT INFO:
(412) 622-3500
Pittsburgh Public Schools

CENTER FOR CREATIVE PLAY

The Center for Creative Play is a non-profit organization located in Pittsburgh, PA. The Center provides a welcoming, parent-supervised, inclusive play space for children of all abilities. In addition, the organization lends developmental toys; affords exceptional technology; provides education and networking opportunities to parents and those who support them; and promotes the vision and practice of inclusive communities.
– CONTACT INFO:
1400 South Braddock Avenue
Pittsburgh , PA 15218
(412) 371-1668

JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF PITTSBURGH (SQUIRREL HILLL)

We have hundreds of activities and programs for people of all ages and interests. We offer day care for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years, Kindergarten and after-school programs for grades K-6; summer day camps and overnight camp; exercise, fitness and wellness classes; indoor swimming pools; music and dance classes; and special interest classes for adults of all ages.
– CONTACT INFO: 5738 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
(412) 521-8010

COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES CORPORTAION

CHSC currently offers an After School Program and a Summer Camp to the youth of South Oakland and the Lower Hill areas for K-8th grade.We have established the following core program areas for our After School and Summer Programs; academic support and achievement, recreational activities, technological competency, cultural enrichment, healthy lifestyles/nutrition, cultural competency, life skills, social skills, and volunteerism/community service. Our programs offer a variety of activities including homework and literacy supports, daily reading, computers, field trips, arts and crafts, music, cooking, recreation and games.
– CONTACT INFO:
374 Lawn Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 621-4706

YMCA OF GREATER PITTSBURGH

After school programs offered at multiple locations. To check availability, go to childcare/education link on website.
YMCA Website

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF GREATER PITTSBURGH

The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh is to make positive differences in the lives of children by providing one-to-one mentoring programs and related services that help youth discover their highest potential and grow to become responsible adults leading productive and rewarding lives.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Website

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF AMERICA

More than 25 national programs are available in the areas of education, the environment, health, the arts, careers, alcohol/drug and pregnancy prevention, gang prevention, leadership development and athletics.
Boys and Girls Club Website

PITTSBURGH PARKS AND RECREATION

Offer a variety of programs for children and families-use the link below to find out local offerings.
Pittsburgh Parks and Recreation Website