Youth LIFE After-School Program

Youth Learning In a Fun Environment (Youth LIFE) After-School Program

Youth LIFE is an after-school academic and social enrichment program for students in the 1st through 5th grade who live in Allegheny County.

Youth LIFE provides students with a safe and educational place to spend their weekday afternoons and evenings. Youth LIFE provides students an opportunity to improve their math and reading skills by using an online curriculum called Study Island. Students are also provided homework help, plus time for arts and crafts and recreation.

The program is currently virtual and takes place Monday – Friday, 4:00PM – 7:00PM, from mid-September through late April. The program is completely FREE to all participants.

For questions or more information about the Youth LIFE After-School Program, please call 412-829-7112 or email Applications can be completed here. An application is needed for each eligible child in your family who plans to attend the program. 

For more information, call or email Nikki Polliard at 412-436-9537 or

Youth LIFE Outcomes 2020-21

  • 100% of youth in the Youth LIFE Program received assistance in academic activities, including school assignments and/or tutoring regularly.
  • 100% of youth who participated moved to the next grade level.
  • 100% of Youth LIFE families declared that the Program was a necessary enhancement to their child’s school instruction daily (source: survey to administered families).
  • In recent years, over 95% of students with sufficient data utilizing Study Island improved in math or reading.