2023 Kidcelerate Virtual Charity Auction

Kidcelerate (formerly Bethany House Academy)
August 2023
03:00 PM EDT
September 2023
04:24 PM EDT
GOAL $20,000.00
86.5% To Goal

About Our Auction

Kidcelerate's (Formerly Bethany House Academy) 11th Annual Charity Golf Outing will be held at Diamond Run Golf Club on September 11, 2023. For those unable to attend this year's outing in person, you can still bid on the amazing auction items from afar!

Kidcelerate and the children/youth of Northview Heights are grateful for your support.

About Kidcelerate (formerly Bethany House Academy)

Kidcelerate's "The Bridge" formerly Bethany House Academy is an innovative 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization devoted to reducing the negative impacts of poverty and inadequate education within the Northview Heights neighborhood, one of Pittsburgh's most impoverished communities. These services include early childhood education (pre-school), after-school programming and mentorship programs.

The Learning Hub at The Bridge is a program sponsored by Church Union’s new 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Kidcelerate. The Hub is located in the building that housed the former Bethany House Academy in the Northview Heights community. Designed for students in grades K-8, it is an alternative to going home to an empty house or getting into trouble after school. The children feel a part of something bigger at the hub, and receive direction and encouragement.

The Hub opened during the COVID-19 Pandemic in early February 2021 as a space where students could complete their online schooling. The site was well-received by both the parents and the students. In fact, some children recommended it to their friends! The school year program evolved into a Summer Hub. It was a huge success – with a mix of arts, crafts, and educational activities. By the end of the program, the children were showing up early and leaving late. They had really bonded with their teachers! A few tears were shed on the last day as the children said goodbye to their teachers.

Due to the success of the first Learning and Summer Hubs at The Bridge, United Methodist Church Union and Kidceletate decided to continue offering The Learning Hub as an afterschool program and The Summer Hub as a summer camp each year. The Hub is making a positive difference in this community and in the lives of the children who come through our doors!

Our long-term vision is to prepare children, youth and adults of Northview Heights academically, socially, economically and spiritually for lifelong learning, achievement, health and prosperity.

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