Be a Middle School Mentor! Middle school is a critical time for youth. They make decisions during these years that have far-reaching consequences. One strategy to guiding students in the right direction is by matching them with mentors, giving them a positive role model right when it means the most.

The United Way’s Be a Middle School Mentor is a school-based mentoring program that matches caring adult mentors with middle school students to help them learn about real careers and jobs, to develop big dreams for their future, and to understand the importance of doing well in school.

There are hundreds of students waiting to be matched for the upcoming school year! Participants dedicate 45 minutes during lunch once a week.  See below for alisting of nearby schools. See the United Way website for more infoclick here to apply, and/or email Jenna Baron ( to learn more about the program.

Pittsburgh Arsenal (Lawrenceville) – Tuesdays 12:45-1:35 pm

Pittsburgh Obama (East Liberty) – Tuesdays 11:50-12:25; 12:41-1:15

Pittsburgh Sci-Tech (Oakland) – Mondays 4:00-5:00 pm

Pittsburgh Sterrett (Point Breeze) – Wednesdays 3:50-4:50 pm

Pittsburgh Westinghouse (Homewood) – Thursdays 11:40-12:40 pm