Underserved Youth

America Reads

Provides tutors at various sites around Meadville to help children learn how to read and give additional practice and support.

Meadville Council on the Arts

Houses a theater, dance studio, and art gallery and provides youth arts enrichment programming and performance opportunities.

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Meadville Council on the Arts (MCA) has many opportunities for service leadership with Allegheny students. At MCA, students can choose what type of art activities (theatre, visual arts, music, movement, etc.) and/or what capacity they want to serve. Students can have a more hands-on approach by interacting directly with adults and youth through class facilitation, assisting with gallery exhibition transitions and open receptions, theatre ticket and concession sales, helping with fundraiser events at events like our annual Ladies Tea Luncheon, engaging with community members at events like Second Saturday Community Market (SSCM) and MCArnival of the Arts, mobilizing other volunteers, and more.

We also encourage organized and enthusiastic volunteers to help make MCA run more smoothly by assisting with various clerical, managerial, and marketing strategies in order to raise community awareness about MCA events and arts opportunities. This may include flyer, brochure, postcard, and poster design, photography, creating spreadsheets, updating databases, answering office calls, editing website content, decoration, and more.

Girl Scouts

Provides programming for young girls in the Meadville area, targeted at expanding access to Girl Scout programming and helping girls develop leadership and skill capacities through innovative programming.

Martin Luther King Afterschool Program

The MLK mentoring program is directed towards at risk youth in the Meadville community and focuses on promoting academic enrichment while strengthening and developing social skills.

Juvenile Probation

Provides supervision, care, and rehabilitation programs for children committing delinquent acts. These programs provide balanced attention to the protection of the community, accountability for offenses committed, and the development of competencies to enable children to become responsible and productive members of the community.

Center for Family Services

Provides programs for youth anger management and donation drives for school supplies and shoes for youth.

Meadville Area Housing Authority

The three locations of Gill Commons, Elm Street, and Morgan Village provide low-income housing to residents of Meadville. Their community center provide after-school and summer programming in the arts, computer literacy, and the environment for the children of residents.

Forest Green Estates

Another low-income housing community that provides after-school and summer programming on gardening, arts, and sports for the youth living in the housing units.


A housing community that provides low-income housing and addresses youth/community engagement and domestic needs at their community outreach center.

Bethesda Children’s Home

Bethesda Children’s Home, Lutheran Social Services is a Christian ministry that provides superior Behavioral Health Services to children, youth, and families. Bethesda’s vision is to fulfill the social, emotional, spiritual, and behavioral health needs of children, families and individuals by providing an effective continuum of care in a quality  environment.


The Meadville Family YMCA provides recreation classes and resources, childcare opportunities, and a safe-haven for youth. The YMCA takes on the mission to build strong kids, strong families, and strong communities.