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Brookline Teen Outreach

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Community Mental Health Centers, Mental Health, Youth Community Service Clubs

Mission: To provide quality resources for Pittsburgh teens in order to maximize their potential, while also enriching the community.

Target demographics: youth ages 10-18, and the community at large

Direct beneficiaries per year: Since March 2016, we have helped more than 60 students grow in their abilities and their relationship to the community.

Geographic areas served: South Pittsburgh

Programs: free tutoring, counseling services, life skills training, cooking classes, interactive science, movie nights, guest speakers addressing difficult issues, and a nature explorers program. We also host various community groups, so that they can fulfill their missions. Groups include: Brookline Chamber of Commerce, Brookline Community Open Mic Night, Casa San Jose, Retro Red Performing Arts, Brookline Art Crawl, and more.

Community Stories

33 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I have had the opportunity to volunteer along side the staff & teens to help clean up the neighborhood, tend gardens & paint a mural over graffiti. Their energy and positive outlook is refreshingly welcome! I am excited about the work & guidance this organization brings to our young people, this is why I am proud to donate to BTO. Thank you!

Erica70

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Brookline Teen Outreach is a phenomenal organization and asset to the South Pittsburgh community. I had an opportunity to work with them in a professional setting and observe the interaction between staff and the young clients- I could not be more impressed!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

There is nothing like knowing there is a safe place for young people to go to in the community. That some one has the desire and will put forth the kind of energy that it takes to run such a place is priceless to all who care about youth. Congratulations and continue good luck and growth.

Nora25

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've found someplace to finally relax with people I love. The Brookline Teen Outreach consists of amazing adults who are always here for the teens, from Counseling sessions to a Writing group. Truly, i have grown very fond and proud of this place.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Many communities wish they had a place for their kids to gather for fun activities and community involvement that keeps them occupied and out of trouble. Brookline is blessed with just such a place. The kids - my son included - love to be there and their lives are being enriched along with the community because of their presence. 5 stars!

gem1520

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It is an amazing organization that helps teens with many things and it's a safe environment for them to be at. They also have a playroom upstairs for toddlers and babies. It's really amazing

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Teen Center is amazing. As a teen who goes there every week. It has so many opportunities and everyone is friendly.

Kathy292

Donor

Rating: 5

All of the local teens in the area tell me how wonderful BTO is. I am so pleased there is such an amazing organization in Brookline. So well run and beneficial to so many people in the community.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Brookline Teen Outreach provides amazing and FREE programming for kids in our area. They are incredibly welcoming and kind to everyone!

Kristin81

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It's an awesome organization. It brings something to the community that we didn't have before. Kids are starting to get more involved in the community.

Tommy W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It's pretty awesome to have a place like this that us as teens can just kinda go to hang out and volunteer not to mention all the staff are wonderful people and actually care about everyone here and tend to push us to help out around the community honestly I look forward to going there every week because it's just such a cool place to be they also tend to have some kind of volunteer event almost every week helping out someone who needs it 10/10 best place

Jeimy S.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Brookline Teen Outreach is such a great center to teens throughout Brookline and Beechview. This is the only center in the south hills for teens. They have amazing activities for all different types of students. Hiking is my favorite activity to do with the kids. BTO is also very open to cross culture activities. I think this is an essential part ever center should have, drawing kids together instead of apart. Teaching them about their differences and letting them know we are different yet the same. BTO is en extraordinary center.

Andrea154

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Brookline Teen Outreach (BTO) has grown rapidly since it's inception. I believe it's success can be attributed to both the need for a program of its kind as well as the dedication of the nonprofit's Director, Caitlin McNulty. Caitlin's leadership and hard work have propelled the BTO to rapidly establish an outstanding presence in Brookline. The Center offers life skills classes, movie nights, gaming events and much more. It has become a safe haven of sorts for teens both in Brookline and it's surrounding areas. I, in addition to many others, believe it to be a great asset to the community.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great organization, helping kids at risk in the neighborhood and beyond. Totally fantastic and committed staff, who really care and go the extra mile!

Yahya Z.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our community has sorely needed an organization such as this to model, mentor and motivate area teens to realize their potential and provide an environment where they are able to practice developmental skills, in a safe, inclusive, and affirming way. Kudos to Caitlyn and the staff for their vision and the hard work snd energy in deploying such a great cause!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

BTO is rapidly making a major impact in the community!

1 Bridget24

Board Member

Rating: 5

Brookline Teen Outreach has already made a great impact in the community in the short time it has been open. Not only is it a safe haven for teens that provides dynamic programming and life skills classes, it also serves as a community center with meeting space for several community groups.
BTO is currently staffed and run all by volunteers who care deeply about the community.

I've had a great time volunteering for movie nights and fundraisers. Check them out!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Brookline Teen Outreach is a new community partner for our school, but has mentored some of our students for the past many years. I find everyone to be extremely knowledgable, caring, helpful and just absolutely wonderful!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I had an informal tour of the Teen Outreach center and was very impressed by all that is offered in the way of comraderie, game playing, tutoring, cooking lessons and movie nights. It has reached out to the community and allows use of space to other organizations such as Casa San Jose. Counseling services are also available at the site. So this is a community oriented place that is primarily a great outlet and resource for the youth of Brookline, but is also many more things! We attended a Night at the Races event there one evening and were so impressed with the facilities. It's spacious, clean and welcoming. Some of the teens helped serve the meal and bus tables and were very cordial and funny! BTO is an asset to the area and I hope it is there for many years to come!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am so happy that Brookline Teen Outreach is in our community. It is a wonderful organization that gives teens the opportunity to learn important life skills as well as give back to their community. Brookline will definitely benifit from having a place with fun and interactive programs for kids to participate in!

1 Anthony78

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Caitlin and her team are doing an outstanding job with Brookline Teen Outreach. Being a life long resident of Brookline, I truly understand the importance of having a safe, friendly and caring environment that the children are welcome to be part of. I know because I lived it, keep up the good work guys.

Sincerely,

Tony

Retired Grandfather...