About Project Destiny
Since 2004 Project Destiny has provided a safe place where youth and families can find needed resources, become involved in support groups, cultural and educational programming and enjoy a variety of fun activities.
We believe it is imperative to provide an atmosphere where inner city youth can grow and experience positive relationships while gaining a confident self-image. We do this through mentors, tutors, classes, athletics and recreational activities. We strive to heighten children's expectations, promote multicultural awareness, respect and promote physical, emotional and social growth. We give children a broader world view by exposing them to other cultures, travel outside of Pittsburgh, experiencing other communities and learning about animals and the environment. We hope to instill in these children a new found respect for life in general and human life in particular.
Through our collaborations with the Pittsburgh Zoo and Four Points Alpaca Farm we are able to give children a hands-on, close up experience with animals and their caretakers.
The goals of Project Destiny are:
- Provide a safe environment for inner-city youth
- Provide programs that will meet their physical, intellectual, artistic, and social needs
- Provide a direct link to the care of wildlife
- Provide a variety of cultural experiences
- Provide opportunities to develop leadership skills
Project Destiny offers:
- An after school program for all school age children
- A 6 week Summer Camp
- A pre-school program at Project Destiny’s Early Learning Center
- Tutoring, a computer lab, and social activities for youth
- Athletics program for teens
- Family fun nights
- Cultural and educational field trips
- Parenting and coaching for teens and parents
- Teen programs and Parent conflict
- Referral Services for families
- Workshops and training are offered throughout the year
Our Logo: Z-Rex and his mom.
Our logo is Z-Rex and his mom who are alpaca's living at the Four Points Alpaca Farm in Butler. This farm is owned and operated by Jan and Don Phillips who allow our children to come and feed and pet the Alpacas on our summer field trips to the farm. To us, these alpacas represent Project Destiny's mission to provide a nurturing and caring environment in which to serve the families and children living in our community.
Project Destiny Employment
Interested in becoming a member of the Project Destiny staff? Fill in the on-line Employment Application here.