Children's Education Programs

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Brashear Association's education programs make the most of its community partnerships, offering a broad array of options for children to develop their skills and tap their creativity!

Children enjoy activities in their neighborhood as well as venues throughout the city, many involving parents.

Parents can rely on Brashear's safe and trusted locations right in their neighborhood where their children grow and learn through homework assistance, recreation, team-building, exercise and the arts!


New Artists

The New Artists Program is designed to spark students’ interest in the visual arts by exposing them to the fundamentals of visual art and creative expression using a variety of media.  Students at Phillips School are eligible to examine several art forms throughout the school year.

Program runs after school

Location: Phillips Elementary School, 1901 Sarah St., Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Dates: School year


Allentown After School Academy

Allentown After School Academy offers curriculum review, homework assistance and a variety of enrichment activities. Children have the opportunity to perform science experiments, create art projects, learn about various cultures from around the world and participate in organized physical recreation and team-building activities.

Program runs after school

Location: Grandview Elementary School, 845 McLain St, Pittsburgh PA 15210

Dates: School year

Opera Connections

Children in grades 3, 4 and 5 (and their parents) can experience the excitement of the Pittsburgh Opera together! Participants learn about the basics and history of opera through pre-show workshops, backstage tours and two free performances throughout the year!

Program runs after school

Opera Workshop: Brashear Center, 2005 Sarah Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Opera Performance: Benedum Center, 803 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222

Dates: TBD


Strong Women, Strong Girls

Educational enrichment and mentoring are offered to girls in the third, fourth and fifth grades who reside in the Hilltop communities. Partners include Duquesne University, Carlow University and Pittsburgh Grandview K-5.


Grandview Elementary School, 845 McLain St, Pittsburgh PA 15210

Program runs after school

All programs begin in mid-October. Sign up now and reserve a space!

To register for these programs, or for more information call Education Coordinator at Brashear, at 412-431-2236.

Summer Programs

Allentown Academy

Allentown Academy is a summer enrichment program for children in grades two through five who reside in the Hilltop communities. The program includes an exploration of art forms.

Location: Hill Top Methodist Church, 631 East Warrington Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15210

Discovery Programs

Educational enrichment programs are customized to provide a variety of program options to be offered with agency partners. All programs are designed for children grades two to five.

Location: Brashear Center, 2005 Sarah Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Ina's twin daughters have participated in Brashear after-school and summer programs for four years. While the children enjoy the field trips and the experience of having a pen pal, Ina knows that when she is at work, they are in a safe place after school already working on their homework! But all three agree on one thing – "they LIKE the counselors, period!" Ina said a true testament to the programs is the fact that the twins' little sister is looking forward to the time when she is old enough to attend!


  • Children's programs reached 324 children during the summer alone – well over 100 hours!
  • During the school year, 28 weeks of programming were offered through three after school enrichment programs – Allentown Academy, New Artists and Opera Connections.
  • In addition to tutoring, homework help and enrichment activities, fourth and fifth grade students at Grandview Elementary School studied West African dancing and drumming with Yamoussa Camara and learned about photographer Teenie Harris in a pilot program with the Rabb Foundation. Second and third grade students made musical instruments with Squonk Opera.


For more information about Education Programs and activities, please visit The Brashear Kids blog.