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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We're in the midst of setting up college tours for our youth! Before we confirm dates and schedules, we'd like to get some feedback from you all! On our prospective visit list is Point Park University, University of Pittsburgh, and Empire Beauty School. Are these schools that you think your youth would be interested in, or that you're interested in for them? We want to tailor these to be the best opportunities possible, so if there's a specific school in Pennsylvania that you think would be good, please let us know! We'll reach out and see if we can schedule a tour with them! Interact with this post if you like the prospective schools listed! ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago  ·  

All sites reopen today following the 3-day weekend! Did you all attend any great events on Martin Luther King Jr. Day or do any service work in your community? We'd love to hear about it! We are continuously working with our youth to make them better leaders and deepen their impact in their communities, and you all are the best role models for that. Help us empower and inspire the youth through your stories! ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago  ·  

All YouthPlaces sites will be closed Monday, January 21st in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day! This day is one deeply rooted in public service, civil rights, and human rights, and we encourage everyone to help out in their communities. As Dr. King said, "The time is always right to do what is right". ... See MoreSee Less

7 days ago  ·