Join us for an end-of-summer celebration!

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Tamere Lester and Wes Davis enjoy a field trip to a Pirates game as part of the Pittsburgh Summer Youth Employment Program.

The Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation (BGC) and Neighborhood Learning Alliance (NLA) will host a “Celebration of Success” event at 3 p.m. on Aug. 15 at the BGC’s youth development office, 5321 Penn Ave.

This event will celebrate the 300+ young adults who participated this summer in NLA’s Reading Warriors program, which employs high school students to serve as reading mentors for children, and the BGC’s Pittsburgh Summer Youth Employment Program, which gave many young adults their first work experiences in conjunction with the City of Pittsburgh. Continue reading

Student Career Week

The Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board (3RWIB) has announced plans for its 7th annual Imagine! Career Week, being held from April 22-26. Sponsored by Citizens Bank Foundation, Imagine! Career Week celebrates the diversity of career opportunities available in the Pittsburgh region and helps students consider a wide range of career fields. Imagine! Career Week encourages exploration of career pathways through workplace tours, job shadowing, interactions with employers at job fairs, playing with equipment and tools at trade union training centers, building a robot or attendance at a youth leadership conference. A full schedule of events is available on the website.

Summer Swim Camp

The Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation, along with Neighborhood Learning Alliance, is hosting a Summer Dreamers Swim and Water Polo Camp for elementary and middle-school kids this summer! Young folks can make a splash, cool off, have fun and learn water skills all at the same time. In addition, kids gets help boosting their reading and math skills; transportation is provided. For more information about either working as a counselor or enrolling your children, visit our website.

DHS Summer Food Service Program for Youth

From June 11 through August 17, 2012, the Allegheny County Department of Human Services will operate the SummerFood program, a free breakfast, lunch and recreation program for children up to 18 years old, as well as eligible individuals with intellectual or physical disabilities 19 years of age and  older.

Nutritious meals will be available on weekdays at more than 100 sites throughout Allegheny County. A site supervisor and accompanying staff will be present to ensure the well-being of the children.

For the most current information about the SummerFood program, including site locations, starting dates, meal times and disability eligibility, call toll-free at 1-800-851-3838 or visit the Food Assistance page on the DHS website http://www.alleghenycounty.us/dhs/food.aspx#summerfood .

Graduation Champions Training

Become a part of the movement to help every Pittsburgh Public School student graduate! Come to a Graduation Champions Training hosted by Neighborhood Learning Alliance and sponsored by the Heinz Endowments and the Grable Foundation. Topics include:

· Graduation requirements for Pittsburgh Public School students

· Support resources available to students

· Strategies to prepare students for post-graduation success, and more!

· Attendees will receive comprehensive graduation guides to share with their students and staff!

 

Date: Wednesday, May 23rd 10:00am-12:00pm

Location: Homewood-Brushton YMCA Multipurpose Room A

7140 Bennett Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15208

 

To RSVP, please contact Alyse Alexander at: 412-573-9852

Email: trainings@neighborhoodlearning.org

Train to Be a Lifeguard

To help area residents prepare for the responsibility of being lifeguards, the American Red Cross is hosting its annual Lifeguard Training School in Pittsburgh May 10 to 13 and May 17 to 20, offering new lifeguard training and recertification classes. Every year, the local Red Cross certifies hundreds of locals in lifeguarding skills. Participants learn lifesaving skills – including First Aid, CPR and AED – which prepare them to handle aquatic emergencies with responsibility and knowledge.

The American Red Cross Lifeguard Training School will be held in the Trees Hall Pool at the University of Pittsburgh, located at Darrah Street and Allequippa Street in Oakland. Numerous class options will be offered.

To gain new lifeguard certification, which is valid for two years, students should attend all four days of either session A or B. The cost for full certification is $350.

SESSION A (all four days must be attended for full certification)
Thursday, May 10; 6 – 10 p.m.
Friday, May 11; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, May 12; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 13; 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

SESSION B (all four days must be attended for full certification)
Thursday, May 17; 6 – 10 p.m.
Friday, May 18; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, May 19; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 20; 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

To qualify for entry, candidates must be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled class; swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing; tread water for two minutes using only the legs; and complete a timed event within one minute and 40 seconds (swim 20 yards, surface dive into deep water, retrieve a 10-pound object, swim back to the starting point, then remove the object without a ladder or steps).

Candidates will learn proper lifeguard and rescue techniques; how to treat injuries and other medical emergencies; how to administer CPR and an Automated External Defibrillator (AED); and will earn certification for employment opportunities that can make a difference in people’s lives.

The cost is $350 for the full course; $200 for recertification (last three days of each session) and $110 for CPR and AED certification (Saturday, May 12 or Saturday, May 19).

For more information or to register, visit RedCross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.