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Day of Caring Volunteer Opportunities Be a Middle School Mentor

Youth Futures Commission Spotlight

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Luke Ravenstahl
Mayor, City of Pittsburgh
71 Mentors, Tutors, and Readers recruited to date

Mayor Ravenstahl has chosen two Be 1 in a Million opportunities to commit his staff to: Be a 6th Grade Mentor and Everybody Wins!. In partnership with the United Way of Allegheny County and as a member of the Youth Futures commission, Mayor Ravenstahl launched the Mayor's Mentoring Initiative, which engages City employees as volunteers through servePGH, designed to promote high-impact volunteerism throughout Pittsburgh.

As a mentor himself, he leads by example meeting with a middle school student through the Be a 6th Grade Mentor program. In order to ensure that his staff members are able to mentor as well, he offers paid time off during the work week when they can leave the office to impact a child face-to-face.  Following in the Mayor's footsteps the City's Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has also since begun to offer the same opportunity to their employees! As a result, 71 more children in Allegheny County have a caring adult in their life.

Thank you, Mayor Ravenstahl, for the difference you continue to make!


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