The Pittsburgh Foundation

Small and Mighty: Shadow Student Athlete Development Services, Inc.

Shadow Student Athlete Development Services, Inc. provides coaches and mentors to youth and families living in the South Side, Allentown and Hilltop communities of Pittsburgh.

The Pittsburgh Foundation awarded a Small and Mighty grant of $15,000 in 2018 to Shadow Student Athlete Development Services, Inc. Created in 2010 and incorporated in 2012, this organization provides coaches and mentors to youth and families living in the South Side, Allentown and Hilltop communities of Pittsburgh.

Unlike traditional mentoring programs where participants meet with their mentor just once per week or a few times per month, this organization provides mentors to young people for the entire school day, five days per week. The grant supported activities that engage character development, strategic life planning and fellowship/leadership training.

The Small and Mighty grants program, an outcome of the Foundation’s 100 Percent Pittsburgh organizing principle, has awarded $308,821 in 2018 to 22 local nonprofit organizations with budgets of less than $600,000. Shadow Student Athlete Development Services, Inc. has an annual operating budget of $403,937.

In the first round of Small and Mighty funding, announced in March 2017, a total of $230,000 was awarded to 18 organizations. To date, Small and Mighty has awarded $879,000 in grants to 40 organizations.

To learn more about Shadow Student Athlete Development Services, Inc.. visit http://shadowstudents.org/

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