The Promise Coaches Campaign is a way for community members to invest in the lives of young people, encouraging them to complete high school and pursue to higher education. Launched earlier this year, Promise Coaches is a unique mentoring campaign designed to equip Pittsburgh adults with the necessary tools to navigate a young person through high school and on to higher education.
By participating in one 90-minute training, volunteer “Promise Coaches” will learn how to engage in key conversations with young people and help them navigate through high school and onto higher education. Mirroring the Pittsburgh Promise’s goals, Promise Coaches aims to increase both high school and college graduation rates among Pittsburgh residents while also increasing the number of students eligible to receive the $40,000 scholarship available to all public and charter school students in the city that meet attendance and GPA requirements.
Anyone with an interest in bettering the community and mentoring youth is welcome to attend. One training session, only 90 minutes, is all that is needed to get started.
To register for the workshop, contact Renee Greenlee at the Brashear Association at 412-431-2236 ext. 21 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Promise Coaches is an initiative of the Mayor’s Office of Service and Civic Engagement, with support from The Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern Pennsylvania, the Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) and the Pittsburgh Promise.
To learn more about the program, visit www.promisecoaches.org or contact Erin Oldynski, community engagement associate at the Mayor’s Office: 412-255-2280.