United Way’s BE A MIDDLE SCHOOL MENTOR Initiative is the largest school based mentoring program in the region, serving middle school students in 18 Pittsburgh Public Schools and 3 additional schools based in the Mon Valley of Allegheny County. The goal of the program is to pair a successful caring adult with a middle school student to learn about real careers and jobs, build character, develop big dreams for their future, understand the importance and value in good attendance at school, maintain exceptional grades and have another caring adult role model in their lives. Another important objective of the BAMSM program is to help these students transition smoothly from middle school to high school and for those within PPS, ultimately qualify for The Pittsburgh Promise to further their education beyond high school.
BAMSM is trying to get the word out on this highly successful and rewarding mentoring program to all in Pittsburgh, particularly successful professionals willing to give of their time and talent. They are in need of 80 additional mentors to help support the mentees that are patiently waiting to be paired with that exceptional role model. Currently, there is a high need for mentors at Woodland Hills Intermediate School, Pittsburgh Colfax, and Pittsburgh Westinghouse.
Please visit https://uwswpa.org/be-a-middle-school-mentor for additional information or if you are interested in helping.