'Super Saturday' training sessions for Promise Coaches


Mayor Luke Ravenstahl announced his newest mentoring campaign, Promise Coaches, will host a “Super Saturday” training session on Saturday, May 18 to provide residents the opportunity to become a greater positive influence in the lives of others.

Promise Coaches, a servePGH initiative, equips adults with resources and skills to guide young people through high school and on to higher education. At the event, participants will learn about resources available in the City of Pittsburgh that can help steer the young people in their lives toward successful futures.

The sessions will include information about how to effectively communicate, the importance of an ongoing relationship with your student, and will include presentations by The Pittsburgh Promise and Pittsburgh Public Schools. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to become registered Promise Coaches at the event.

“Our Promise Coaches Campaign equips Pittsburgh residents with the skills and resources they need to make a positive change in the lives of our city’s youths,” Mayor Ravenstahl said. “Parents, relatives, neighbors, teachers – anyone can help a young person in their life become ‘Promise Ready’ and help grow the college-going culture among our city’s students.”

The Promise Coaches’ Super Saturday event will take place on May 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Crossroad’s United Methodist Church, 325 North Highland Avenue, in East Liberty. Super Saturday will feature two sets of workshops, allowing participants to select the workshops they wish to attend.

First session: 9:30 to 11 a.m.:

Promise Coaches: Helping your Student Navigate to Graduation and Beyond;

Communicating with Your Student: Moving from Crazy to Calm; and,

Graduation Guide with Neighborhood Learning Alliance.

Second session: 11:15 a.m. to noon:

Pittsburgh Promise: For Your Student;

Financial Aid and FAFSA: Putting the Puzzle Together; and,

From Middle School to High School: How to Choose the Right School for Your Student.

This free event is for both current Promise Coaches and those interested in becoming coaches. Participants will receive free breakfast and are eligible to win door prizes.

To register online, residents are encouraged to visit pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/supersaturday, email servePGH@pittsburghpa.gov or call servePGH at 412-255-2280.


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