Advancing Youth InitIative


Today is #GivingTuesday; a day when the entire country gets together to show support for nonprofits doing essential work.


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PHCSE WELCOMES YOUR HELP until December 4th. We are taking part in #GivingTuesday, the international movement to bring attention to philanthropy, donations, and kind actions. Your contributions will help fund our entrepreneurial program for our truly amazing students.

PHCSE encourages you to support #Giving Tuesday. The donations will create transformative educational opportunities for our young entrepreneurs.

We are beyond thankful for the $700.00 dollars that have been donated thus far. Our goal is $5,000, so we aren’t stopping yet.  We are keeping this #Giving Tuesday challenge going. Yes, Giving Tuesday is over, but we would like to reach our goal of $5,000. Please donate today. We can’t do this without you.

Thank you for your continued support.

The mission of Advancing Youth Initiative (AYI) is to support the health, welfare, and educational interests of the Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship (PHCSE), a Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation that is exempt from federal income tax as an organization described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.  The AYI is a nonprofit corporation established under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 
AYI is the philanthropic arm of PHCSE.  AYI seeks and accepts donations and resources that will help students reach their full potential and discover the pathways for lifelong success.
The purposes for which the AYI is organized and operated are exclusively charitable and educational within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Code, and, in furtherance of these purposes, the AYI may:
  1. Operate exclusively for the support and benefit of the School, its affiliated or controlled organizations, and other organizations in the greater Penn Hills area that share the School’s educational interests and values that are publicly supported charities as defined under the Code;
  2. Receive contributions from whatever source whether unrestricted or for designated purposes and hold the same for such designated purposes or subject to any conditions specified in the terms of the gift or grant and in furtherance of the purposes of the AYI described herein;
  3. Operate exclusively for charitable and educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Code, and solely for such purposes exercise all rights and powers conferred by the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania upon nonprofit corporations. 


Whether you are a business looking to support the future success of youth, an alumni wanting to give back, or a citizen who wants to make a difference, the Advancing Youth Initiative is a 501(c)(3) and accepts gifts in many ways.

Click Here to view our Federal Income Tax Exemption Certificate – 501(c)(3)



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7336 Saltsburg Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15235

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Your contribution will benefit the mission of PHCSE by providing real-world experiences for our scholars.  The AYI seeks to generate sponsorships and donations to support the future growth and sustainability of PHCSE.  Annually PHCSE hosts events to celebrate and promote the innovative talents of youth in the Greater Pittsburgh Area, and partners.  For more information about partnership opportunities at PHCSE , please visit:

Mentors offer guidance and support to our youth business owners and employees as they develop and grow their life changing ideas.  Being a mentor to our scholars is crucial to helping them succeed in the real world.  We encourage entrepreneurs and business leaders to visit our school and share their story and career path as a means to inspire.

If you would like to be a mentor or guest speaker please contact:

Ms. Terri Williams

412-793-6471, ext. 225

If you have a donor advised fund, DAF Direct enables you to recommend grants to Advancing Youth Initiative, directly from your DAF (as long as your DAF’s sponsoring organization is participating).

Contributors provide supplies, materials and other in-kind resources for the student-led businesses.

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