Youth and Out of School Programs
Our afterschool program operates from 3:00p-6:00p, Monday through Friday. We have volunteers to help with math tutoring and music lessons. The children receive a hot meal, help with homework, play time and go on field trips monthly. During the week the staff work with the children on a number of educational and social skill building activities. We can make arrangements with the school for PM drop off at our site. Registration for after school is on-going. Click here for online enrollment.
Camp Destiny is a six week summer camp for inner city youth. During the six weeks children are immersed in fun learning, educational and physical activities. Many activities also focus on improving social behaviors and attitudes, team work and cooperation. Children also enjoy an overnight stay at the International Conservation Center (ICC) in Somerset Pa. which is owned and operated by the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium. Our maximum enrollment for this camp is 30 children. We offer scholarships to families and also accept CCIS subsidy so that their children can take advantage of this opportunity. Click here for on-line enrollment.
Youth interested in applying for a camp Counselor in Training or Counselor position click here for application.
Youth and Family Engagement
This voluntary program works with families by providing direct services that address pertinent teen issues in Allegheny County. Through a contract with the Allegheny County Department of Human Services Project Destiny seeks to engage families with teens ages 10-18 from the Eastern, Central and Northern Regions of Allegheny County dealing with parent/teen conflict and social and emotional crisis. Through the utilization of this service model, teens will be actively supported and strengthened by engaging them in one-on-one and small group facilitation and training.
Youth and Family Engagement will build relationships with the local schools, community and youth groups, faith-based institutions, magistrate offices, juvenile justice systems, and youth athletic association to divert youth who show risky behaviors and are in need of supportive services. The goal is to approach teen issues, especially parent/teen conflict, head-on and offer supports for those who need it most. The focus of the prevention/intervention services are specifically intended to fill the gaps that many families are experiencing in their support systems. Services are provided in the home and in the community.
- Mentoring and coaching for couples who are having difficulty in their marriage.
- Premarital coaching for couples who are in the process of getting married.
- Parenting for teens and parents
Basketball (in session during the school year)
Youth accepted into the program must have a commitment to attend practices/games. Attend afterschool for help with homework and academics. A desire to improve both academically and in sports and able to accept direction as they learn to work with others in a team effort. Click here for on-line enrollment.
Once you are enrolled, please fill in and submit the Code of Conduct Agreement.
Male Leadership Group
This is a program that works on behaviors/attitudes to help youth develop better coping and decision making skills. The male leadership group offers young teens an opportunity to discuss and debate issues of violence, relationships and interpersonal skills and risky behaviors in a safe and non-judgmental environment. Click here for on-line enrollment.
Girls with a D.E.S.T.I.N.Y
This is a program that engages inner city middle school girls primarily from the Northside of Pittsburgh and nearby neighborhoods. We offer direction and positive role models necessary to help girls develop toward maturity. Girls who have completed the program are given the opportunity to return the following year to work as peer mentors. This provides them with the opportunity to develop leadership skills through peer mentoring with staff and other alums of the program. We also offer tutoring and help with homework through our after school program as well as some fun activities and field trips designed to develop healthy habits, raise self-awareness, build self-esteem and improve communication skills. Click here for on-line enrollment.
Project Destiny’s Early Learning Center (Rated with 2 Keystone Stars)
At Project Destiny’s Early Learning Center children are cared for in a safe, nurturing environment with trained staff providing each child with age appropriate activities. We are committed to helping your child reach each of the milestones appropriate for his or her development. Please keep us informed of changes in your child’s life outside of the Learning Center that might impact his or her success.
The learning center is owned and operated by Project Destiny, Inc. and is located on the corner of Perrysville Avenue and Burgess Street on the Northside of Pittsburgh. It is open from 6:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and cares for infants and children from 6 weeks to six (6) years of age. We accept subsidy payments.
Our curriculum reinforces values such as respect, kindness, sharing, and courtesy. We provide a stimulating and supportive environment in which your child can learn. We focus on 7 areas of development: exploration, gross and fine motor skills, cognitive development, math concepts, reading/language, and self-expression. Through the dynamic partnership between the child, parent and teacher, a consistent framework for learning is developed, offering an “education for life”. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are provided at the appropriate times during the day.
Parents interested in enrolling their child and having a guided tour can contact us at (412) 321-5838. Download the Child Care Application Packet (PDF) here.
Early Learning Center Quarterly Newsletter
The Project Destiny ELC quarterly newsletter aims to provide you with important information and tips about parenting and child development that you can use in your own family. Enjoy!