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    Programs like Big Brothers or Big Sisters which provide male or female adult companionship, guidance and/or role models for young men or women who are from families in which adult figures of the same sex are absent or available on a limited and inadequate basis or who are troubled and at risk for delinquency. Also included are programs in which people in their teens provide companionship for younger children.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Across Ages Youth ProgrammingAn intergenerational program for youth ages 10-14. Youth participate in weekly life skills classes, community service projects and safe social activities. Youth are paired with mentors ages 45+ to reinforce and model positive behaviors.DauphinTri County Community ActionTri County Community Action
    After School & Summer Camps, Boys & Girls Club of Chambersburg and Shippensburg, Inc.Academic Help- tutoring, accountability, time to complete assignments, mentoring, 6-8 week summer camps.FranklinBoys & Girls Club of Chambersburg and Shippensburg, Inc.Boys & Girls Club of Chambersburg and Shippensburg, Inc.
    Allegheny County DHS - KEYS Service Corps - AmeriCorpsKEYS AmeriCorps members tutor and mentor youth and engage them in service to their communities. Members are placed with local schools, after-school programs and community-based and faith-based organizations. In exchange for their service, AmeriCorps members receive a modest living allowance and may be eligible for forbearance on qualified student loans, child care and health insurance. Upon successful completion they may be eligible for financial assistance for their education.AlleghenyKEYS - AmeriCorpsAllegheny County Department of Human Services
    Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh Inc.One-to-one youth mentoring programs: Professionally screened and trained volunteers provide guidance, mentoring, and friendship to children. Programs help children become more confident, make healthy decisions, and achieve their fullest potential in life.AlleghenyBig Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater PittsburghBig Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh
    Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh Inc. - Washington and Greene CountiesProvides a prevention oriented service of one-to-one adult friendship, guidance, and companionship to youngsters from single-parent families and other children identified as at risk.WashingtonBig Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater PittsburghBig Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh
    Big Brothers Big Sisters Brighter Futures ProgramProvides local children with an adult friend to serve as a mentor through one-to-one time together. As a result of friendships and through various fun academic and cultural activities, children's social and educational needs are met. Provides individualized goal plans for eah child as well as professional staff support for volunteers, caretakers and children. Training specific to issues related to basic mentoring training for volunteers.DauphinBig Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital RegionBig Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region
    Big Brothers Big Sisters Community-based ProgramProvides local children with an adult friend to serve as a mentor through one-to-one time together. As a result of these friendships and through various fun academic and cultural activities, children's social and educational needs are met. Provides individualized goal plans for each child, as well as professional staff support for volunteers, parents and children.DauphinBig Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital RegionBig Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Butler CountyBig Brothers Big Sisters of Butler County makes meaningful and monitored matches between adult volunteers ("Bigs") and children ("Littles"), ages 6 through 17. Through partnerships with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community Big Brothers Big Sisters helps children overcome adversity and reach their full potential.ButlerBig Brothers Big Sisters of Butler CountyBig Brothers Big Sisters of Butler County
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Laurel Region - FayetteMatches, monitors, and supports one-to-one mentoring relationships between caring adult volunteers and at-risk youth in school and community settings, providing opportunities for friendship, guidance, positive role modeling, and worthwhile, life-impacting experiences.FayetteBig Brothers Big Sisters of the Laurel RegionBig Brothers Big Sisters of the Laurel Region (BBBSLR)
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Laurel Region - WestmorelandMatches, monitors, and supports one-to-one mentoring relationships between caring adult volunteers and at-risk youth in school and community settings, providing opportunities for friendship, guidance, positive role modeling, and worthwhile, life-impacting experiences.WestmorelandBig Brothers Big Sisters of the Laurel RegionBig Brothers Big Sisters of the Laurel Region (BBBSLR)
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of York and Adams CountiesCommunity-based mentoring program: Traditional youth mentoring program for children ages 6 to 13 years old, who are primarily from a single parent home. "Bigs" and "Littles" enjoy one-to-one outings and activities in the community. Youth who are enrolled in the program before age 13, may stay in the program until they are 18 years of age. SMART Program: The school-based mentoring program SMART stands for Students and Mentors Achieving Results Together. The high school or college mentors in the program help their Littles do their homework, read stories, play games, eat snacks, and be a positive role-model and friend. The elementary students and mentors are paired one-on-one to get to know each other and to build a positive relationship. For a list of participating schools, contact Donna at 717-843-0051. Special Mentoring Programs: Includes African American mentoring, Hispanic mentoring, Native American mentoring and a mentoring program for children with parents in the military. Amachi Program: A special mentoring program for children with a parent who is incarcerated. YorkBig Brothers Big Sisters of York and Adams CountiesBig Brothers Big Sisters of York and Adams Counties
    Big Brothers Big Sisters - Youth MentoringYouth seeking a mentorLawrenceBig Brothers Big Sisters of Lawrence CountyCray Youth and Family Services, Inc.
    Big Friends Little FriendsChildren of the Valley View development are provided with college mentors every Monday and Thursday during the school year to help with homework and educational activities. The after school program is overseen by a local teacher from the Scranton School District. The children also recieve a nutritious meal provided by the Weinberg Food Bank. A similar program is offered at the Washington Plaza development on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.LackawannaFriends of the PoorFriends of the Poor
    Community Based Mentoring, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Juniata ValleyCommunity Based Mentoring involves adult Bigs being matched with Littles to meet independently in the community with the support and direction of BBBS staff. These matches typically meet weekly for at least one hour. Littles in this program range from 5-18. Activities are selected by the matched pair and can vary according to interest and opportunity.MifflinBig Brothers Big Sisters of Juniata ValleyBig Brothers Big Sisters of Juniata Valley
    Family Service & Children's Aid Society - Carone Center - Big Brothers Big SistersMentoring program.VenangoFamily Service & Children's Aid Society - Carone CenterFamily Service & Children's Aid Society
    Family Service & Children's Aid Society - Titusville - Big Brothers Big SistersMentoring program.CrawfordFamily Service & Children's Aid Society - TitusvilleFamily Service & Children's Aid Society
    Family Services of NWPA (FSNWPA) - Big Brothers and Big SistersChildren are matched with a consistent, one to one relationship with a supportive, nonjudgmental volunteer mentor. The relationship is monitored monthly by staff to problem solve obstacles in the relationship in order to support the relationship. Community Based Mentoring (CB) - provides the opportunity for a volunteer age 18+ to establish a relationship with a child ages 6 - 13 from a single parent home. The child and the volunteer are matched through common interests in hopes that the volunteer is able to enhance the child's assets as well as broaden his/her horizons. Volunteers are trained to look for teachable moments to develop social, academic, physical skills as well as work on ethics, hobbies and cultural, recreational and environmental experiences. Site Based Mentoring (SB): This component provides the opportunity for an adult volunteer to establish a one to one mentoring relationship with a child/youth who is experiencing an academic or social adjustment problem. College students are primarily utilized as sited based mentors.ErieFamily Services of NWPA (FSNWPA)Family Services of NWPA
    Goodwill of the Southern Alleghenies Adult/Child Mentoring ProgramYouth mentoring.CambriaGoodwill of the Southern Alleghenies Good Guides Youth MentoringGoodwill of the Southern Alleghenies
    Grace Covenant Church - Coaching/Mentoring - Step by Step MentoringWe provide mentoring and education for: Addiction and Recovery Alcoholism Anger management Anxiety Bi-Polar Disorder Conflict Resolution Depression Drug Addiction Family Conflict Panic Disorder Positive Self Worth PTSD Sexual Abuse Spiritual AwarenessSnyderGrace Covenant Church - Coaching/MentoringGrace Covenant Church
    Guidance Center - DuBois Office - Big Brothers Big SistersOne to one mentoring between an adult volunteer matched with a youth. Case Workers support Big Brothers Big Sisters matches through regular contact to provide training, support, and facilitate group activities for matches and youth on the waiting list.ClearfieldGuidance Center - DuBois OfficeGuidance Center
    Guidance Center - Smethport Office - Big Brothers Big SistersOne to one mentoring between an adult volunteer matched with a youth. Case Workers support Big Brothers Big Sisters matches through regular contact to provide training, support, and facilitate group activities for matches and youth on the waiting list.McKeanGuidance Center - Smethport OfficeGuidance Center
    Guidance Center - St. Marys Office - Big Brothers Big SistersOne to one mentoring between an adult volunteer matched with a youth. Case Workers support Big Brothers Big Sisters matches through regular contact to provide training, support, and facilitate group activities for matches and youth on the waiting list.ElkGuidance Center - St. Marys OfficeGuidance Center
    Gwen's GirlsOffers a comprehensive continuum of care. Services include Prevention Services, After-School Program, School-Based Services, Summer Program, Volunteer/Mentor Program, Foster Care Program and a Residential Facility for delinquent and dependent girls with a specialty in pregnancy and parenting, Work Force Development and Job Shadowing Program, academic enrichment, health and wellness workshops and psycho-educational groups.AlleghenyGwen's GirlsGwen's Girls
    Mercer County Mentoring - Community ProgramConnects children in Mercer County between the ages of 5 and 15 with adult mentors.MercerMercer County MentoringMercer County Mentoring
    Mercer County Mentoring - High School Site Base ProgramHigh school students 16 and older who would like to mentor a younger child in a staff supervised setting. Once a week after school program.MercerMercer County MentoringMercer County Mentoring
    Mercer County Mentoring - Kids ConnectionHigh school students in grades 10-12 to be connected with students entering grades 7 and 8 to support and help them adjust to the new school.MercerMercer County MentoringMercer County Mentoring
    Paul W. Delauter Youth CenterThe youth center is located in Mifflintown, Juniata County Pennsylvania is a facility offering the youth of Juniata County, most concentrated in Mifflintown, recreational activities free of charge. The center is open two days a week, providing children between the ages of 8 and 17 a safe place to participate in a variety of physical activities and games as well as provide for mentoring relationships between the children and the staff/volunteers. The youth participate in various team sporting activities (e.g. soccer, basketball, dodge ball, volleyball and floor hockey), a pool table, table tennis, air hockey, a Wii game system, board games, controlled computer access and crafts.JuniataPaul W. Delauter Youth Center, Inc.Paul W. Delauter Youth Center, Inc.
    Site Based Mentoring Program, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Juniata ValleySite Based Mentoring involves matching elementary student Littles with high school Bigs (and some adults) in programs held at specific sites under direct supervision provided by BBBS staff. BBBS staff members provide ongoing training and support for matches, assist matches in focusing on strengthening the match relationship, and coordinate site matches activities. These matches meet weekly for 1.5 hours during the school year.MifflinBig Brothers Big Sisters of Juniata ValleyBig Brothers Big Sisters of Juniata Valley
    Small Seeds Development Inc. - Mother to Son Program - WilkinsburgProgram for single African-American mothers raising sons ages 8-15. Provides support groups and self-help training sessions to help mothers to deal with the challenges of raising adolescent boys. Field trips, motivational speakers, special events and goal-oriented family service plans are offered to each mother. The Council of Elders (COE) is a group of mature volunteers who offer advice and provide family mediation services based on life experiences and skills. Manhood Training and Rites of Passage: Group mentoring for boys with a focus on academic improvement, character development, civic engagement and cultural education. Additional services include child care for other siblings at each site, transportation provided within the community, and a light meal is provided at each program session.AlleghenySmall Seeds Development, Inc. - Mother to Son ProgramSmall Seeds Development, Inc.
    Small Seeds Development - Mother to Son Program - East EndThe Mother to Son Program (MTSP) is a unique model that offers single mothers and their African American sons ages 8-15 and their siblings social support, education, self-care concepts, recreational and leisure activities, a platform to share ideas, training/workshops, a safe environment, coaching and mentoring.AlleghenySmall Seeds Development, Inc. - Mother to Son ProgramSmall Seeds Development, Inc.
    Small Seeds Development - Mother to Son Program - Hill District - MacedoniaProgram for single mothers raising sons of African American descent ages 8-15. Mother to Son provides innovative support groups and self-help training sessions to help mothers address the challenges of raising adolescent boys. Field trips, motivational speakers, and goal-oriented family service plans are offered to each mother. The Council of Elders (COE) is a group of mature volunteers who provide guidance and family mediation services based on life experiences and skills. Manhood Training and Rites of Passage: Group mentoring for boys with a focus on academic improvement, leadership and character development, health and wellness, civic engagement and cultural education. Additional services include child care for other siblings at each site, transportation provided within the community, and a light meal is provided at each program session.AlleghenySmall Seeds Development, Inc. - Mother to Son ProgramSmall Seeds Development, Inc.
    Small Seeds Development - Mother to Son Program - Mon ValleyThe Mother to Son Program (MTSP) is a unique model that offers single mothers and female guardians and their African American sons ages 8-15 and their siblings social support, education, self-care concepts, recreational and leisure activities, a platform to share ideas, training/workshops, a safe environment, coaching and mentoring.AlleghenySmall Seeds Development, Inc. - Mother to Son ProgramSmall Seeds Development, Inc.
    St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church - Casa San JoseProvides social services to the growing population of Latino immigrants in Beechview, Brookline and all around Pittsburgh. Provides aid to Latino families based on their individual needs and youth tutoring and mentoring.AlleghenyCasa San JoseCasa San Jose
    The Read Aloud/ Sponsorship Mentoring ProgramREAD ALOUD: Help a child academically while building a positive social relationship. Commitment of one hour per week. SPONSORSHIP: Be a positive role model and help a UMHC child participate in positive activities by giving him/her a chance to "get away" from the daily demands place upon them in the UMHC therapeutic environment. Commitment of one contact per month.DauphinUnited Methodist Home for Children, Inc.United Methodist Home for Children, Inc.
    United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania - Volunteer OpportunitiesOffers volunteer opportunities. <a href="https://uwswpa.org/be-a-volunteer/">Sign up here.</a>AlleghenyVolunteer OpportunitiesUnited Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania
    Washington Health System - Teen OutreachProvides many youth focused services, including the Pregnant and Parenting Teen program, ECHO (Educate Children for Healthy Outcomes) an educational mentoring program, POWER (sexuality education in schools), Peer Education, and the Common Ground Teen Center.WashingtonWashington Health SystemWashington Health System
    YMCA of Indiana County - Big Hearts, Little HandsA mentoring program that is a structured and trusting relationship that brings a young person together with a caring adult who provides guidance, support and encouragement. Offers services to foster caring, competence, and confidence through emotional, social, cultural, and educational support for children between six and sixteen years of age. Group activities are offered to those in the program and those on the waiting list. BHLH collaborates with Highmark to offer KidShape, a family based weight management program. Volunteers are needed.IndianaYMCA of Indiana CountyYMCA of Indiana County

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