Children & Youth Services

EECM Children and Youth Programs reach out to young people to help them work towards a brighter future. A variety of programs help children and youth succeed in school, make healthy decisions, explore new interests, set personal goals, and most importantly, learn to value themselves.

Creation Station: EECM Creation Station is committed to inspiring and empowering at-risk youth through creative, performing, and media arts education. Youth will cultivate their potential and purpose by exploring and learning new skills and honing their interests. They will be prepared for post-secondary education and careers in the arts and technology industries. The Creation Station will equip our youth to create brighter futures for themselves, and the ability to use those skills as a platform for giving back and creating positive change in their generation.

In-School/After-School Outreach: These programs provide academic support, recreational activities, life skills training, career development, and intensive intervention for elementary, middle, and high school students. Community House’s computer labs, arts and crafts room, and lounge areas offer kids a wide range of recreational and educational opportunities in a safe, supportive environment. For more information, contact Nina at 412-345-7172 or by email.

Project Rediscovery: A drug and alcohol prevention component designed to reduce the risk factors leading to substance abuse and violence. Incorporated into all Children & Youth programs, it includes age-appropriate education, refusal and resistance skills, and community advocacy. For more information, contact Nina at 412-345-7172 or by email.

Summer Day Camp: Summer Day Camp provides a wide variety of fun recreational activities and learning experiences for youth ages 5-16. Each year, this five-week program is the highlight of the summer for 250 active youngsters. Activities include hiking, swimming, life skills classes, arts and crafts, music, dance, bicycling, football, and more! For more information, contact Nina at 412-345-7172 or by email.

The Hoop-it-up Tournament: Runs during basketball season and includes clinics and a 3-on-3 tournament for 4th through 12th grade students (don’t worry; the 12th graders don’t play the 4th graders). The program promotes healthy competition and healthy lifestyles through tobacco prevention education. For more information, contact Richard at 412-345-7171 or by email.

Take our Son/Daughters to Work Day: This program matches middle and high school students with professionals working in fields in which the students express an interest. Past students have seen what it’s like to run a small business, work in a hospital, and be a physical trainer. For more information, contact Richard at 412-345-7171 or by email.

“We’d go horseback riding and rock climbing and rafting – urban kids like me just don’t have those opportunities normally. I grew up in the East End, and this area can be pretty rough. Day camp was a place where I could come and get focused.”-Bryant, former EECM Day Camper-turned-Counselor


EECM: Creating a community of opportunity in Pittsburgh.