Children and Youth

OST Initiatives and Programs

As part of our OST (Out of School Time) initiative, Rankin Christian Center features several unique after school programs for children and youth.

After School Program


Based on APOST (Allegheny Partners for Out of School Time) standards and best practices, is a program offered to children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Youth enrolled in the program are offered appropriate hands-on activities that promote their development physically, spiritually, socially, and emotionally.

Activities offered include homework assistance, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) programming, recreational time, arts and crafts, cooking activities, skill building, and other activities that teach life lessons in preparation for the future.

We partner with boy and girl scouts to provide programming onsite. We also have a partnership with the Swissvale Library to provide bi-monthly programming to all afterschool students in correlation with our STEM curriculum.

Our youth are provided a safe, nurturing environment that both stimulates and engages all ages to “soar above and beyond”. We serve nutritional meals and promote Christian based activities. This program service Monday through Friday from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm, September through June.

Summer Day Camp


Summer Camp program is held for grades 1 -6, for 8 weeks mid-June to August. Camp will be Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM. Our theme for summer camp is Grow and Explore. Campers receive breakfast, lunch, and a snack daily.

We take weekly field trips on Fridays during camp. We will utilize Tickets for Kids to visit attractions such as the Carnegie Science Center & Sportsworks, Children's Museum, First Tee Golf Clinic, The Frick Clayton Mansion, Fort Ligonier and Carnegie Museum of Natural History & Art. We will also go swimming at a local pool.

We offer a wide variety of holistic programming during camp, including STEAM, reading, physical activities, spirituality, and nutrition education. We partner with Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts to provide programming onsite. Swissvale Library provides programming in correlation with our STEM curriculum both onsite and at the library.

Interested in a Program?

Contact us via email, phone call or plan a visit to discuss what option best suits your needs.

A.N Minney Scholarship


We believe that the A.N. Minney Scholarship Program is unique in Allegheny County. Since the 1970s, the Rankin Christian Center has raised thousands of dollars through private donations, which are then awarded as scholarships to those seniors in the Woodland Hills School District who graduate from High School and are enrolled in either a College or Trade School. Successful completion of their High School work is the only criteria for consideration for the scholarship funds.

Usually, between 30 and 50 graduating seniors receive scholarship awards of up to $1200, for their use in pursuing higher education goals. Additionally, those students who are currently enrolled in a College Degree or Trade School Program are eligible to receive a smaller scholarship from the A.N. Minney Scholarship Program. As mentioned, all funds are privately raised and no revenues from Foundation Funding or Tax-Based Revenue are used for this purpose.

Click Here to view Scholarship Applications

Youth of the Nation


The Youth of the Nation (YON) program is a community & service-based program which engages youth to support their academic, health & wellness, social, and emotional development and growth.

This program targets Youth ages 13-18 in the Rankin, Braddock, and Swissvale areas. Held Tuesday and Thursdays 5:30-7:30

Evening Program

Youth and young adults age 13 and up have access to open gym. Operates Monday , Tuesday and Thursday 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

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