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Youth Services & STEM Education

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Responding to the under-representation of women, especially women of color, in STEM fields, YWCA provides after school STEM (“Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics”) education for girls. Our instructors work to nourish girls’ interests in STEM, improve their in-school performance, and equip them with the workforce and life skills that they need to thrive.

Every time I walked into the school, girls from the program run out of the library asking what we are doing in STEM Stars. They really look forward to it.
STEM Stars Instructor

We teach girls to resist the stereotypes that sometimes discourage women and girls from pursuing these fields and provide them with an opportunity for holistic growth. YWCA also expands the impact of our STEM curricula by supplying training, materials, and resources to partner organizations that offer after-school programming to low-income elementary school children.

Please contact Ashley Zahorchak at (412) 365-7744 for more information.

YWCA STEM Programs

Following Governor Wolf’s directive, YWCA Greater Pittsburgh’s operations remain largely virtual.  As we adapt to our modified schedule, appointments are required.  Our Homewood-Brushton Early Child Development Center is open, with special precautions in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. Our Pre-K Counts classrooms in Homewood and Braddock Hills will open in the fall. Click here to view our family welcome packet for more information. Please check our website frequently for service updates and sign up to receive our monthly newsletter. For a list of local resources, please follow this link.

If you are in need of immediate assistance, please contact United Way’s PA 2-1-1 Southwest by texting your zip code to 898-211, visiting pa211sw.org or by dialing 2-1-1.

If you need immediate assistance through the Resource Center, please complete our online application by clicking the button below.

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