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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

62 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Lal D.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The BTO let me help my entire community by being the sponsor of my Eagle Scout project. I'm glad to see the improvements they make everyday to our community.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

BTO has been a wonderful resource for my teens. I'm so glad they exist!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This summer I had teens from the Brookline Teen Center come visit my new ministry at St Mark’s Lutheran Church. They were wonderful! The enthusiasm in working with those young people was apparent. I look forward to having them return this fall.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Brookline Teen Outreach is doing wonderful things for the local kids. It always looks cheerful and they are forever participati g in community events! We are truely blessed to have them here! Can't wiat for my kids to get older so they can participate in their activities!

1 Candice Leann J.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They really helped my preteen daughter socialize so much better. She's been through a considerable amount of trauma and had problems connecting but they've helped her come out of her shell and make some great friends.

1 Nancy R.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am amazed by all the good work you do. You support the community and the community supports you! Perfect! You are helping a lot of kids and therefore helping their families as well. Keep going strong

1 Katie J.3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a GREAT place for our community. It is a safe haven for kids to come hang out and learn self help skills they will use in real life. There are many different activities that go on up there. I know my son LOVES going there. Thank you for everything you guys do for our children!!!

1 Valerie L.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Working together as a team helps change the lives of teenagers. The do amazing work at Brookline Teen Outreach.

DBrust

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Totally involved in the community, always open to ideas and ways to improve. I am so impressed with the services and programs they offer kids! Wonderful staff that is always professional and a pleasure to work with!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization is constantly working, service projects, hikes, and services for our youth! They are a hub for our community and are open to new experiences, such as offering volunteer job opportunities for one of our special needs students. They really walk the walk to live their values. So grateful for their presence in my neighborhood!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Does great work with kids and adults. Is a safe and fun place to go!

1 Ryan Cold Pop A.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have personally seen how much good this organization does for the community and how many people they serve! It’s phenomenal and I hope their work continues!

1 misebrid

Donor

Rating: 5

Always making sure to be aware of community needs then tenaciously seeking to be a part of meeting those needs. These folks teach us all how to do better for our neighbors.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Brookline Teen Outreach provides tons of services for our community and has become a real touchstone for local organizing.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love what this place means to the community. Excellent leadership.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What an awesome program! Helping kids choose positive life choices. Leading by example. Kudos to everyone involved to make this happen!!!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been working with Caitlin McNulty and Diana Fischerkeller for almost 3 years now, and Brookline Teen Outreach is a phenomenal environment. I could not ask for better bosses/colleagues, and there are diverse opportunities in which to serve.

Brookline Teen Outreach is all about building and fostering relationships. Relationships with youths, with neighbors, with other community organizations, with those who need help. Relationship says, “I know I can depend on you when I need you. I know you really care about me”. Sometimes it’s communicated through a youth who has been struggling and reaches out to a trusted staff member to get connected with counseling. It’s a youth who feels safe enough to be vulnerable and learn a new skill or to be challenged to step out of his/her comfort zone. It’s compassionate and professional adults modeling healthy interpersonal skills and safe coping strategies. We are working to build a better Brookline, and a better future, one relationship at a time.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It’s an amazing organization that has found its perfect place in the community. They offer great adaptive programming and a “go to” place for teens and families.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Brookline teen outreach is a great nonprofit that provides teens in the community with great resources, volunteer opportunities, and after school programs.

Donor

Rating: 5

Brookline Teen Outreach Center provides a safe haven for young men and women to gather, to socialize, to learn, to cook, to revitalize their neighborhood, to help students become the best they can be!! A wonderful resource in our neighborhood and city!!

Donor

Rating: 5

I went for a talent night fundraising show and I was amazed at all the activities available for the teens of the community and beyond. Very caring environment which is needed in this age of horrific events.

Amanda Doyle S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were very impressed with the babysitting offered by the center during a community event. It allowed parents to support local businesses while enjoying a few hours out.
I look forward to when my young children can use the center as teens.
Wonderful program!