Providing a Safe Place to Learn, Grow, Play, and Succeed

"I'm able to keep my 3.6 GPA because of the homework help and positive encouragement I get from Mr. P at YouthPlaces."

Toi, age 16

Homewood

"YouthPlaces is where I go after school and during the summer because YouthPlaces is where my friends are."

Kimyah, age 13

East Hills

"Miss Brenda pays attention to every one of us and treats us all the same. She encourages us."

Ja'Mera, age 15

McKeesport

"YouthPlaces gives me something to do with my friends in the neighborhood. It keeps me out of trouble."

Rason, age 16

Beltzhoover

"You meet new, nice people at YouthPlaces. It's something to do and takes kids off the streets."

Monttel, age 17

Duquesne

"I went to YouthPlaces to get out of the situation I was in. I've convinced my friends to come with me now."

Jamar, age 16

Northside

"YouthPlaces gives us more opportunities - like the College Fair - so we can succeed."

Jaymere, age 17

Wilkinsburg

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Happy Valentine's Day to our youth and communities that we love so much! We're extremely grateful for all of the support that you give. Valentine's Day emphasizes the love you have and the care you give to those around you. You all do so much to empower and inspire the youth and we want to celebrate that! Check out what some of our youth have been up to lately and celebrate them daily. ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago  ·  

If you loved our Shark Tank event back in December, then you're really going to love this. We're doing another round! All six sites that were originally involved in pitching entrepreneurial ideas to our "sharks" will be back once again. This time around, each team will have more time to prepare, as well as volunteers from the community through the help of Vernard Alexander! The youth will have the opportunity to create a prototype of their pitch and even develop marketing techniques. We're really excited, and we hope you are too! The event will take place on Friday, May 17th, and we'll provide everyone with more information as we solidify it! ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago  ·  

Our dodgeball games are beginning tonight! First up is Northview Heights vs. McKeesport, at McKeesport, starting at 5:15 pm. Our other game tonight is East Hills & Homewood vs. Pleasant Ridge, at Pleasant Ridge, starting at 5:30 pm. We'll let you know the standings when it ends! ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago  ·