Youth Empowerment Project of Sharpsburg
Photo: Summer Enrichment Program
funded by the Nimick Forbesway
YEP is a free, out-of-school time program and summer enrichment camp of VOAPA in the borough of Sharpsburg. Since 1996, our program has provided participants with opportunities to counter their community’s struggle with fun and enriching summer and after school experiences, field trips, tutoring, homework help, meals and caring adult supervision. We serve youth ages 5-18, from Sharpsburg and increasingly from Millvale and Etna. We aim to support the young people in our care with positive experiences that equip them to choose healthy behaviors, build positive relationships with their peers and succeed in school and in life. Our work is essential in helping children and teens achieve their full potential while in school and beyond.
YEP has four areas of focus: youth leadership, civic engagement, school and career readiness, and arts and the environment.
To register for our programs, click here.
Students participating in YEP have the opportunity to apply for the Youth Empowerment Project of Sharpsburg's scholarship. The Scholarship fund was established in October 2019, to help committed students bridge the gap between loans and other awards received versus the overall cost of higher education.
To learn more about the Youth Empowerment Project of Sharpsburg Scholarship, click here.
Caring adult volunteers are needed for mentoring and tutoring in reading and math, offering homework help, supervising in the computer center (including working with robotics and programming in the Digital Corps program), and working with arts and crafts activities. Adult chaperones for field trips and community service activities are appreciated as well.
Additionally, we welcome student volunteers seeking community service hours for graduation. We will also continue to use student volunteers who need hours for court-ordered community service.
Service hours are Monday through Friday, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Field trips may be outside of those hours.
For more information, contact Tarcia Rebeiz, Program Coordinator, at 412.782.5344. The program is located at 1650 Main Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15215.