Small and Mighty: Allegheny Youth Development
The Pittsburgh Foundation, through its Small and Mighty initiative, has awarded $10,000 in project support to Allegheny Youth Development. This faith-based Northside agency provides out-of-school time programs to improve academic performance and behavioral outcomes for youth grades K-12 at Pittsburgh Morrow pre-K-8, Pittsburgh Schiller 6-8 and surrounding schools. Programs include 90 minutes of academic support, dinner and 90 minutes of free electives, such as Judo, rowing and scouting, Monday through Friday, as well as weekend field trips.
Small and Mighty is part of the Foundation’s 100 Percent Pittsburgh organizing principle, which seeks to ensure that Pittsburghers living at or near the federal poverty line are provided opportunities to improve their life prospects by working in the region’s improved economy. Small and Mighty awards grants to local nonprofit organizations with budgets less than $600,000, such as Allegheny Youth Development, which has an annual operating budget of $282,819.
To learn more about Allegheny Youth Development, visit http://www.ayd.org/.