Grant to fund outdoor YouthCAST project in McKeesport

A new McKeesport YouthCAST initiative, Bring Youth Outdoors, has drawn $25,000 in continued support from the Heinz Endowments.

YouthCAST — Communities and Schools Together — Leadership Network is an organized youth-driven model that engages youth in sixth through 12th grades. In collaboration with Mayor Michael Cherepko’s office and McKeesport Area School District, YouthCAST has provided young McKeesporters with opportunities for community engagement.

With this grant, YouthCAST and its community partners can sustain many of GTECH Strategies’ nine ReClaim McKeesport sites, which are repurposed vacant lots. They can design new youth-driven projects that will further beautify McKeesport as well.