The Zone is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the
utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs.
As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers
We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.
5217 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Mon - Fri: 11AM - 6PM
Sat: 11AM - 4PM
"The Zone" is owned and operated by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania a 501 (c)(3) non-profit agency serving 7,800 youth and dedicated to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens of their community, America and the world.
In 1999 the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania expanded services to inner city teens (ages 14 through 18) by creating a “Youth Enterprise Zone”. At the Zone we focus on workforce development, entrepreneurial training, financial literacy training and development of leadership skills. In order to provide teens with “real world” business applications of classroom training, social venture businesses were created in Pittsburgh by the Boys & Girls Club. Since 1999 over 400 teens have been engaged in the various social ventures.
Our newest Youth Enterprise Zone social enterprise is a business expansion effort to encompass Lawrenceville and all nine branch Boys & Girls Clubs sites throughout Pittsburgh, enabling us to reach more of the community and to serve more and more teens. At "The Zone" , you will find a full service HOT DOG SPECIALITY SHOP featuring Hebrew National hot dogs, GEVALIA COFFEE, BREYERS ICE CREAM, and a variety of soups and desserts. Also at The Zone you will find a speciality ANTIQUES section, and have also expanded our retail space to incorporate an everyday needs section filled with merchandise sure to be on your shopping list.
We also have a custom POSTER PRESS and can design full color posters to meet your needs. Along with that venture, we have a T-SHIRTS SCREENING business operated by our teens at The Zone.
We are so excited about our new social business ventures and we are so happy to have your support. As always we would love to hear from you. If you have any comments or suggestions please just click on the "contact us" page!
Happy shopping and have a great day.