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Learning Process

 Children learn at their own paces. We evaluate each child and tailor our tutoring & teaching techniques to produce the highest results. We guarantee that we'll help your child catch up and/or even get ahead. Contact Children of Promise Multipurpose Development Center Inc. today to get started on the path to success.


On the road to A+.



Dr. Anthony Hamlet

Superintendent of Pittsburgh Public Schools

Reading & Math  Assistance    Academic Support Program   Enrichment Activities    Journalism    Technology Access   Sports Activities      Book Clubs   Individual Academic Plans  

Pre & Post Testing  Field Trips   Homework Assistance   Social Skills Training   

Snacks & Dinner

Arts & Craft




Children of Promise After School Program addresses the unique needs of the children that are academically at risk in the Pittsburgh communities. They are defined as being at-risk students because they are in danger of not receiving much needed life skills for today’s world. Evidence of this behavior includes poor school performance, poor attendance, drug or alcohol abuse, criminal activity, gang membership, teenage pregnancy, and low self-esteem. Children of Promise Children of Promise After School Program will supply high quality after school care and will promote a system in which school and community-based after school services are coordinated with the school day programs to maximize the benefits of our academically at risk youth. The programs goal are to service 90-100 children, in excess of 80% of whom are classified as having low and moderate incomes.

The Children of Promise After School Program employs experienced and well-trained education coordinators, tutors, mentors and college interns.  Our program will take place five days per week during the school year. The after-school services will include tutoring, homework assistance, snacks and enrichment activities, including athletic, community service, and social interactions. The enrichment component will be staffed with a ratio of one to twenty. In the literacy, math and homework components, the ratio will be one to ten.  We will also have a summer camp programs that will be held with collaborating organizations and field trips will be offered as along with transportation.

Children of Promise Vision Statement:

Our vision for Children of Promise is an academically challenging and supportive learning environment that promotes the realization of our children’s full potential and a community that supports our programs’ mission, instructional goals, and priorities. These shared beliefs guide our decision making and shape our operational practices.

Children of Promise Mission Statement:

 Our mission at Children of Promise is to impact the lives of young people by providing them with experiences that develop their intellectual, moral, social, physical and spiritual growth while inspiring them to make thoughtful and morally informed decisions.

Children of Promise Statement of Faith:

Children of Promise strives to uphold the following core values in everything that we do: Honesty, Integrity, Sportsmanship, Respect, Confidence, Responsibility, Perseverance, and Courtesy.

Welcome To Children of Promise

After School Program

6378 Centre Avenue
412-849-0875 / COPASP.COM

Sharon Lee Myers/Executive Director


The purpose of the Children of Promise After School Program will be to increase the supply of quality after school programs and service to meet the needs of at risk students and to promote a system in which school and community-based after school and other out of school time programs are co-ordinate with the school day programs to maximize their benefits.  The major part of a young persons’ life takes place outside of the classroom, after school, on weekends and during the school vacation period.  This time is optimal for developing a young person’s personal, emotional and academic capability.  It also represents a time when many of our youth are without parental supervision and need to be in a safe and supportive environment. Nearly half of juvenile crime occurs on weekdays between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.  According to the U.S. Department of Justice, children are at a greater risk of being victims of a violent crime between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.  As more and more parents are entering the workforce, the city of Pittsburgh is in need of expanding quality after school services to support our young people and their families by keeping children safe, and helping working parents.

Features and Benefits
The Children of Promise after school program will consist of four components plus nutritional snacks, a meal and time for interaction between staff and parents.  The four components will include supervised homework time which is a mandated component and all the children will be required to complete their homework assignments. Homework will also support reading fluency and acceleration and will be monitored and supervised by the program instructors. Extra  Curricular Activities will differ depending on the developmental needs of the children and youth we serve. For example, playground time is great for five year olds at the end of the day, however for seventh and eighth graders, team sports are more appealing to some and unnerving to others.  Therefore we will offer alternatives to team sports, such as karate classes and dance classes or drill teams and golf clinics to expose our children to a wider choice of enrichment activities,  Research has shown that the arts help both basic and advance thinking skills, and instruct students in diverse modes of thinking and learning. Quality arts education will help our students develop cognition, culture, communication, creativity, literacy and math development.