Middle and High School Program
Now entering its 22nd year, AYD’s program for middle- and high-school boys continues to catch failing students on their downward academic slide and help them find solid footing through intense tutoring, homework help, self-control development and small-group mentoring. AYD employs a student-advocacy approach that assigns specific staff to follow each boy’s progress in and after school, and develop a customized strategy for success.
For six years, Pittsburgh Schiller 6-8 has hosted AYD’s middle- and high-school program. While approximately two-thirds of AYD middle-school students are referred by Schiller, almost all North Side Pittsburgh Public middle schools are represented on our roster. Similarly, while most of our older students attend Pittsburgh Perry High School, several also attend other city public, private and charter schools. AYD provides transportation for North Side students to and from the program.
In addition to the academic components, the middle- and high-school program includes AYD Judo, golf with The First Tee of Pittsburgh, basketball in leagues run by Urban Impact Foundation, and optional Christian education classes and Bible study.
During the 2014-2015 school year, 67 students participated in the program.
Parents interested in enrolling their son in the middle- and high-school program should contact Middle and High School Coordinator Martin Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling (412) 766-5040.
AYD’s program at Schiller is supported by funding from the Eden Hall Foundation, The Grable Foundation and the Heinz Endowments.