College and Work Preparation & Planning

National Achievers Society (NAS)

NAS scholars are academic ambassadors that promote the core values of academic achievement, leadership and service.  Each year, the Urban League hosts an induction ceremony to recognize the NAS Scholars who are minority youth from the Greater Pittsburgh area, that have achieved of GPA of 3.0 or higher as well as have a record of community service, personal achievement and accomplishments. Click here for an application.

For more information: please contact, Ryan Scott

College Success 101 & 102

The College Success program introduces high school students to some opportunities and  experiences of higher education.  CS 101 is an annual event held at Carnegie Mellon University that brings underrepresented and underserved high school students for an all-day conference to learn about the positive impact of higher education and to attend a college fair with representation from thirty-five postsecondary institutions.  CS 102 is an all-day college event, providing participants the opportunity to tour a campus, interact with college students and to meet one on one with college advisors.


In partnership with City High Charter High School and the Pittsburgh Summer Youth Employment Program (PSYEP), youth are provided opportunities for practical application of work skills through temporary internship positions during the school year and throughout the summer.  Internship placements are based on an eligibility criterion (i.e., student assigned by their City High Internship counselor or a City of Pittsburgh resident applicant selected by the Pittsburgh Partnership).

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