During the school year, we operate THE UNDERGROUND, which includes homework help, small groups, Bible studies, life skills training, college and career investigation, and a choice of electives. Staff members invest in students and mentor them, helping them recognize that they are valuable to God and to others. This program serves as many as 20 students in grades 9-12.
In all our afterschool programs, our staff members model healthy relationships with one another and with students, so that young people can learn to treat each other with respect. Through Bible studies and life application discussions, students grow in their knowledge and love of God, and how they can follow Christ in their daily activities. Our program coordinators include certified educators, and our teachers are trained, caring adults. For more information, contact Natasha Thrasher, at 412-321-1678 x550.
In the summer, THE UNDERGROUND is an eight-week program for 40 students that features recreational activities, breakfast and lunch, age-specific experiential education activities, outdoor trips, and a week-long service trip. A low staff-to-student ratio allows for highly relational activities. 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, although times for Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays vary due to our trip schedules. To get involved, contact Natasha Thrasher, at 412-321-1678 x550.
For 30 select students in grades 10-12, we offer LEADERS-IN-TRAINING, a rigorous three-year leadership training opportunity that prepares participants for college and the work world. Participants begin with small group job training. Those who successfully complete these components are then eligible for paid work experience, assisting our staff in one of our other ministries. While students are involved in the program, they participate in one-on-one mentoring, Bible studies and service activities. Applicants must be in tenth grade and be at least 14 years old. Interested students should call Rick Mason, Leadership Development Coordinator, at 412-321-1678, for an application.