The Summer Youth Program (SYP) is dedicated to strengthening the greater community with quality summer programming by enhancing academic performance and life skills in a safe environment for Homewood children.  SYP supports scholarship through exposure to high achieving professionals, academic field trips, and activities in S.T.E.M. and reading.  SYP strives to reduce delinquency-related risks through character building exercises, informal counseling, and relationship building.  The program also seeks to address childhood hunger in the Homewood community by providing two free hot meals per day alongside nutrition education.  It is hoped that by participating in SYP that Homewood’s children will have a greater sense of safety and security in their community. As we consider academic set-backs due to the pandemic, BCM plans to expand the SYP in the summer of 2022 to be a full summer-long program.

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About Our Director

Amanda Taylor serves as the Summer Youth Program (SYP) Director for BCM. She is a PA certified elementary education teacher. Amanda has worked in both public and charter schools and has gained much experience in catering to students' individual learning styles. She is a member of Bethany Baptist Church and has served as the Director of Children's Ministry, Kids Under Construction for 7 years. Currently, Amanda homeschools her two children.

About Our Co-Director

Tatiana is a multi-talented blessing to BCM. She is passionate about cooking/baking, accessorizing parties, creating art, and singing. Therefore it goes without saying that children naturally gravitate to her because she is fun, wise and can speak their language.


Let’s Level Up this Summer!

COVID-19 Update
We are to complying with all the recommended safety procedures as mandated
by the State, Allegheny County Health Department, and the CDC guidelines. We
will give additional COVID-19 safety information in the Summer Program
Welcome packet after registration.

Join us for a summer of fun!
The Summer Youth Program (SYP) is a no-cost, in-person program
designed to strengthen the Homewood community with quality
summer programming to enhance academic performance and life skills
in a safe environment for Homewood children.
In our program, campers will:
-Receive breakfast and lunch
-Participate in a variety of activities inside and outside
-Sharpen their academic skills in literacy and S.T.E.M.
-Explore the city and the world through weekly field trips
We will stress the importance of wellness in mind, body, and soul.
Amanda Taylor
The Bethany Center
7745 Tioga Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15208

Our summer program will run from June 28 th - August 5 th Monday – Thursday
No camp on Fridays.
Children from 5 – 12 years old.
Ready to register?
CLICK HERE to go to the online application. Please be prepared to fill
out and sign the following documents:
-COVID-19 Compliance agreement
-Consent Form
-Emergency Contact
-Food & Seasonal Allergy Information
You can also download the application below and return to
The Bethany Center
ATTN: Amanda Taylor
7745 Tioga Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15208