OUR MISSION…is ​to provide quality resources free of charge to youth ages 10-18 in the Greater Pittsburgh area to maximize their potential through educational and social programming, life skills workshops, tutoring, community service opportunities, and licensed counseling.

OUR VISION…is to maximize youth potential, build the community, and change the city for the better.



We are here for you.

We understand that as parents, you play a crucial role in shaping your child’s future, and that’s why we are here for you. At BTO, we firmly believe in our capacity to offer guidance and support for your child/children. We provide a safe space where your child is offered opportunities including peer-recommended programs, complimentary tutoring, access to counseling, as well as numerous other programs. We are dedicated to assisting your child every step of the way.


You are welcome here.

Our purpose revolves around you, as we firmly believe in the world’s potential to better support you. At BTO, we provide a welcoming space for you to connect, along with a wide range of offerings such as peer-recommended programs, complimentary tutoring, access to counseling, and countless other opportunities.



200 Youth Served Annually


4,500 No-Cost Counseling Hours Provided Annually


15 Distinct After School Activities and Programs


BTOC is a safe place to truly be yourself without judgment. It is a place to make friends and meet people with similar interests to yours. Not only is it a fantastic experience just to have something to do and somewhere to go, it also provides opportunities to help people within the community.

– Amari, Student

This is a GREAT place for our community. It is a safe haven for kids to come hang out and learn self help skills they will use in real life. There are many different activities that go on up there. I know my son LOVES going there. Thank you for everything you guys do for our children!!!

– Katie, Parent

BTOC taught me to see importance and value in every single person, including myself. Without the positive guiding influence of this group and its leader, I know without a doubt my life would not be in the positive place it is now.

– Rob, Student


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Neighborhood Needs Assessment

Part of the mission of BTO is to continually assess our impact on the community and ensure that the services we offer are aligned with what our neighbors need and want. Over the next several weeks, we are conducting a needs assessment to determine what parents,...


Compassionate Counseling

The mission of Compassionate Counseling is to provide high-quality, individualized, affordable counseling services to clients in need. Their therapist collective provides client-centered counseling services in ways that uniquely overcome barriers to treatment, emphasizing wellness and empathy. They support clients through therapist expertise, multicultural competency, inclusivity, and an attitude of welcoming sensitivity. Compassionate Counseling is committed to matching you with a therapist to meet your needs.


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