Brookline Teen Outreach, identification number 47-5537371, is a tax exempt, non-profit entity under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)3.  The official registration and financial information for Brookline Teen Outreach may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State.  Registration does not imply endorsement. ​​

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OUR PROGRAMS

Collaborative & Innovative

ART PROGRAMMING

Every day Educational Art includes:

  • Interactive gallery walls

  • Jewelry Making

  • Sewing

  • Crafting

  • Painting

  • Pottery

  • & Long-term projects

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COMMUNITY SERVICE

By partnering with Boyscouts, Eagle Scouts, Girl scouts, partner non-profits we have been able to further our mission statement, while helping them attain their own personal goals.

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STEM PROGRAMMING

STEM programming ranging from Birdbrain Technology robotic boxes, Carnegie Science Center Events, germination, hydroponics, camping, light engineering projects, extensive garden program and much more.

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AFTER-SCHOOL SNACK & NIGHTLY DINNER

Nightly meals and snacks are prepared for the kids and are free of charge. On Fridays, the kids get to join our Head Chef in the kitchen and even cook with some of the fresh vegetables they grew through STEM Programming!

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SOCIAL EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT & SOCIALIZATION

Socialization of peers in a controlled positive safe environment. Afterschool socializing while being monitored by licensed counselors, young aspiring interns, and health/youth experienced volunteers. Surrounded by positive adult role models. Video games, pool, board games, air hockey, and field trip exposing and encouraging the teens to engage with peers.

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GARDENING PROGRAM

From seed to stomach. The students start off by germinating seeds during the winter time at the center. Once ready, they are planted and nurtured through the spring into the summer. When mature, the vegetables and herbs are harvested and brought back to Brookline Teen Outreach's kitchen. The Weekly Cooking Class utilizes these vegetables, and make dinner for the whole group that evening. If there is a surplus, the kids donate the excess in a donation based Farmer-Style-Market, teaching them philanthropic values.

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TUTORING

Our Master's program interns, staff, and volunteers offer tutoring during 1:1 sessions.

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COOKING CLASSES

Every Friday, cooking class led by a local chef. Teaching kids valuable life skills on how to cook simple and basic meals for themself.

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GIRL'S GROUP

Every Thursday girls have a safe space to talk about what is going on in their lives and healthy ways to approach decision making.

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ADVENTURE BASED PROGRAMMING

Youth ages 10-18 join us for outdoor adventures where we get into nature, learn survival skills, and have lots of fun! This group is led by an Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania leader at various sites located in the greater Pittsburgh area.  Hikers meet at BTO at 9AM and return at 2PM. Lunch is provided. Boot and Rain Gear Lending Program is available free of charge.

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LGBTQIA+ GROUP

14 and older. Group meets weekly on Wednesdays to discuss LGBTQIA+ topics. Led by a counselor and centered around discussing anything and everything concerning teens and their adolescent growth.

IN-HOUSE COUNSELING

Compassionate Counseling is an in-house private practice therapy provider offering group and family counseling, 1-1 session, distance counseling, mobile therapy, and video based sessions  for ALL ages. Compassionate Counseling licensed and accredited therapists take all major insurances, offers sliding scale payments and free services.

https://www.compassionatecounselingpa.org/

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PIZZA WITH POLICE

Pizza with Police is a monthly visit from our local Zone 6 City of Pittsburgh Police! 🍕 
It’s a great time for the kids to engage with positive role models, plus... free pizza!

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CIVIC OUTREACH

Through partnering with local city and county councilmen, State Senators and Representatives & countless other community service professionals the students' learn the importance of being involved with their neighborhood.

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