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Pittsburgh Science Workshop youth mentor

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Pittsburgh Science Workshop

  • 1 person is interested

Work with youth ages 7-14 afterschool as they explore and bring their ideas to life! Our free community-based drop-in program provides an abundance of opportunities from building little machines, trying out experiments, inventing, constructing and being creative, and observing and caring for animals and plants. We welcome caring adults from a variety of backgrounds to help program participants to discover new interests and develop their abilities and confidence. Science or engineering expertise is not required. The most important thing is to enjoy working with young people and learning-by-doing, and be encouraging, resourceful, and positive!

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About Pittsburgh Science Workshop


1901 Brighton Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to empower young people from underserved communities to grow academically, and expand their confidence, through hands-on science and creative ingenuity.


A community science workshop (CSW) is like nowhere else in the world - it is filled with collected rocks and bones, homemade hovercrafts, spinning wobble-bots and live snakes and lungfish. It is a place where neighborhood families can visit for free to explore their own interests and ideas, build projects, learn new skills, and get curious about new science topics. It is a place of community and inspiration. In the workshop, children can learn important science concepts from their own physical, hands-on experiences!

The CSW program model has been growing and thriving for 28 years bringing hands-on, curiosity-driven science to underserved and marginalized communities from Fresno CA to upstate NY. We believe that through experiments, tinkering, and building, children can develop a genuine interest in learning and a positive relationship with the world around them. Help us to bring these benefits to Pittsburgh through our community space on the Northside our fantastic mobile science bus!

Children & Youth


We'll work with your schedule.


1901 Brighton RdPittsburgh, PA 15212



  • Youth Services
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Child Development
  • Environmental Science
  • Electronics
  • STEM


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-3 hrs per week. We prefer that mentors commit to a consistent time slot. Drop-in programs take place weekdays 3-6pm with some weekend opportunities.

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