Strong Women, Strong Girls launched in Pittsburgh in 2006 to:

  • Meet the demand for women’s leadership opportunities.
  • Engage Pittsburgh’s robust college student population in service while exposing them to the neighborhoods and assets of Pittsburgh.
  • Provide much needed gender-specific programming for elementary age girls.  There are over 3,000 girls eligible for Strong Women, Strong Girls programming in Pittsburgh.

During the 2013-14 program year, 180 college mentors from five college chapters are empowering over 600 girls at 34 program sites.  Supporting these young women and girls are adult volunteers who serve as Professional Mentors, Campus Coaches and Site Facilitators.

To continue to expand the work of Strong Women, Strong Girls to serve girls throughout the community, we need your help! For information on getting involved with Strong Women, Strong Girls, contact the Pittsburgh Team.

Higher Education Partners
Strong Women, Strong Girls Pittsburgh partners with five institutions of higher education to leverage the time, energy, and talent of college undergraduate women. Through these partnerships, Strong Women, Strong Girls engages mentors to volunteer at a program sites in their community.

Program Site Partners
Strong Women, Strong Girls Pittsburgh partners with elementary schools and community centers to provide programming at locations that are safe and accessible to girls.  To be eligible to be a Strong Women, Strong Girls program site partner, the young people served must receive free or reduced lunch. In this way, Strong Women, Strong Girls works to provide resources to girls with tremendous potential, but who may not be able to access other programs or services.

Strong Women, Strong Girls Pittsburgh is a member of the Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool Youth Development Network (PSAYDN). PSAYDN promotes sustainable, high-quality, out-of-school time youth development programs through advocacy and capacity building to enhance the welfare of Pennsylvania’s children, youth and families.

Contact Us

Strong Women, Strong Girls
2200 Sarah Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
(412) 488-0791


2014-2015 Web Badge


SWSG Pittsburgh is proud to have earned The Mentoring Partnership’s Striving for Mentoring Excellence Badge for completing their Quality Coaching process, which helps local programs determine how they align with nationally recognized standards of mentoring excellence.