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Mel Blount Youth Leadership Initiative

The mission of the Mel Blount Youth Leadership Initiative is to provide youth with programs where they will have a healthy environment to learn, work, play and to develop principles of respect, responsibility, and leadership through: nurturing, moral & character development and guidance.

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2022 Evoqua Outing benefitting the Mel Blount Youth Leadership Initiative

2nd Annual Golf Outing

Our 2022 Evoqua Outing benefiting the Mel Blount Youth Leadership Initiative was a huge success. Thank you to all of our participants, volunteers and sponsors!

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SAVE THE DATE!

Save the Date! May 5th, 2023 at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh
Mel Blount Youth Home All-Star Celebrity Roast Honoring Troy Polamalu

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2023 Summer Internships

The MBYLI is now accepting interns for Summer 2023

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Mel Blount has spent a lifetime supporting young people

Mel started the Youth Leadership Initiative after his decades long NFL career. Mel and the foundation have intervened and intercepted the lives of at risk youth and provided the avenue for them to get another chance to succeed with their life’s goals. Today, the Initiative focuses on instilling leadership qualities in young people to arm them to tackle life’s challenges.

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MBYLI PROGRAMS

We celebrate the programs and initiatives our sponsors and donors have allowed us to maintain and create.

Mentoring Program

Equestrian Program

Building Champions Program

Highmark Healthy High Five

Bright Futures Scholar Program

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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2020 MBYH All-Star Celebrity Roast

Steeler Rookie Camp

Universities, Colleges & Schools Skills Camp

Youth Summit

Back To School Drive

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LATEST MBYLI NEWS

Together we make all the difference

Save the Date for the 2023 Mel Blount Youth Home All-Star Celebrity Roast Honoring Troy Polamalu

Save the Date! Mel Blount Youth Home All-Star Celebrity Roast Honoring Troy Polamalu on May 5th, 2023 at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Save the Date! May 5th, 2023 at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh After a 3 year hiatus, we are happy to announce the date of our 2023 Mel Blount Youth Home All-Star Celebrity Roast. This year,

New Video: The Impact of the Mel Blount Youth Leadership Initiative

New Video: The Impact of the Mel Blount Youth Leadership Initiative Please watch this new video detailing the positive impact of the Mel Blount Youth Leadership Initiative on its participants. “This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind,

The Vision from the Steps of Canton NFL Hall of Famer Mel Blount

THE VISION FROM THE STEPS OF CANTON Mel Blount shared his vision and the importance of giving back to youth even before he founded the Mel Blount Youth Home. Standing on the steps of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio as a first ballot Hall

A Reflection from President Mel Blount & the continued impact during COVID

A Reflection from President Mel Blount & the continued impact during COVID COVID 19 has severely affected our country, placing our normal daily routines on pause, severely affecting the way we interact with each other, and causing a need to develop ways to still be effective and impactful.

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