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Teen Resources

CARNEGIE LIBRARY TEEN RESOURCES

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh website has multiple resources for teens, including issues related to drugs/alcohol, stress, homework, and employment/volunteering opportunities in the Pittsburgh area.
Carnegie Library Website

CONTACT PITTSBURGH

Crisis intervention, problem solving, life skills discussion, and information and referral program for teenagers. Staff and volunteers have appropriate clearances.
– CONTACT INFO:
PO Box 111294
Pittsburgh, PA 15238-0694
24-Hour Hotline: (412) 820-4357
Contact Pittsburgh’s Website

PARENT-TEEN CONFLICT PROGRAM

The Parent-Teen Conflict Program provides support for parents, pre-teens, and teens including parent education, support groups, and referral to additional programs depending on the needs of the family.
– CONTACT INFO: (412) 363-1702

PINE-RICHLAND YOUTH CENTER

Computer access to the Internet, dance, open gym, Twae Kwon Do, sports leagues, mentoring, and tutoring are offered. Programs for children with special needs are on an as needed basis; parental involvement is encouraged. Fall and winter hours: 9:00am-10:00pm, weekdays; 9:00am-4:00pm, Saturday; 9:00am-5:00pm, Sunday. Fees: vary by program; scholarships are available.
– CONTACT INFO:
5554 Community Center Dr.
Gibsonia, PA 15044
(724) 443-3796

PREGNANT AND PARENTING TEEN OUTREACH

This comprehensive program promotes success, strengthens families and decreases infant mortality and subsequen pregnancy rates among teen mothers. Outreach workers provide home visits, psychosocial support, prenatal and parenting education, and support groups for all involved, including teen fathers and parents of teens.
– CONTACT INFO:
1400 Locust Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 232-7663; Fax (412) 232-7389; Toll Free: (800) 232-5660

TEEN DROP-IN CENTER

The Teen Center (for middle and high school grades) focuses on recreational activities including sports and games. There is opportunity for homework help. A game room and student lounge, pool table, soccer football, hockey football, shuffleboard, chess, checkers, board games, magazines, books, television, and VCR are available. When funding becomes available, a computer lab will be opened. Hours: Monday – Thursday, 3:00pm-5:30pm; Friday, 3:00pm-6:30pm; with volunteer help, the hours of operation will increase. The Teen Center serves the Steel Valley and West Mifflin school districts. Serviced by the Salvation Army.
– CONTACT INFO:
104 East Ninth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15120
(412) 461-2460
Salvation Army’s Website

THE OPEN DOOR YOUTH PROGRAM – CRAFTON

Before and after-school programs for children and teenagers. Includes a soccer program (Monday, 4:00pm-5:15pm), running club (Tuesday, 5:30pm-6:30pm), breakfast program (Wednesday 7:00am-8:00am), dance classes (Wednesday 5:00pm-7:00pm), kids club (Wednesday 4:00pm-6:00pm), basketball (Thursday 7:00pm-9:00pm), Friday Night Rec (Friday 6:00pm-10:00pm, Homework Helpers (call for info), and a summer day camp. Please call for a more detailed description of program.
– CONTACT INFO:
First UP Church of Crafton Heights
12 Stratmore Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
(412) 921-6153 or (412) 921-9024

URBAN YOUTH ACTION, INC

This program prepares youth in grades 9th through 12th to graduate from high school Work Ready, Life Prepared and Community Minded. Training includes workplace expectations, money management, personal development, life skills, and health and career opportunities. Located downtown. Serves City of Pittsburgh residents.
– CONTACT INFO:
333 Forbes Avenue, Warner Center
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 391-7807
Urban Youth Action Website

—–TEEN RESOURCES—–

Compiled by Drs Burger and Nelson, Residents at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.
Last updated on May 1, 2007.

ALLEGHENY YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

After school tutoring and homework help classes (core requirements) followed by an array of optional recreational, social and Christian character development classes (free electives).
– CONTACT INFO:
2436 California Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 322-5040; Fax (412) 322-5043
Allegheny Youth’s Website

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF WESTERN PA – SHADYSIDE YOUTH PROGRAM

Offers tutoring; computers available for homework and general use; arts and crafts, open gym; flag football, indoor soccer, floor hockey. Hours: 2:30pm-8:30pm, weekdays; ages: 6 – 18; fees: $24/year membership; sibling discount.
– CONTACT INFO:
6 Brownell Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
(412) 681-8575; Fax (412) 681-4885
Boys and Girls Club Website

BOYS TO MEN&PHENOMENAL FEMALES

Program is a multifaceted outreach program for adolescent males and females, including teen fathers and mothers, equipping them with life-skills education and redirecting them through carefully structured and extensively planned curricula and activities.
– CONTACT INFO:
At Mercy Hospital,
1515 Locust Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 232-7962; Fax (412) 232-7389