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Signature Initiatives

EQT provides support to hundreds of worthwhile organizations every year. Here are a few of the signature initiatives in which EQT plays a leading role:

ASPIRE (Area Students Participating in Rewarding Education)

 ASPIRE provides college-bound high school students in the greater Pittsburgh region with one-on-one mentoring and scholarships. EQT employees volunteer their time to help students make more informed decisions, and provide assistance with life choices and career development by providing guidance with long range planning and personal development, as well as assistance with college selection and financial aid applications. Students apply as sophomores and enter the program as juniors. Since its inception in 1995, ASPIRE has helped prepare hundreds of Pennsylvania and West Virginia students for college, and awarded them $750,000 in scholarships. View www.aspireprogram.org for more details.

Have A Heart...Save A Life

Created in partnership with the American Heart Association (AHA), EQT’s Have a Heart…Save A Life program provides training to 7th grade students on the life-saving techniques of CPR. Initially launched in eastern Kentucky, the program has expanded to numerous counties in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and Texas where EQT has active operations. Since 2009 more than 38,000 students have received training and take-home kits containing a personal, inflatable practice mannequin, CPR Skills Practice DVD, and CPR resource booklet. The EQT Foundation also provides underwriting and resources for an extensive Train the Trainers initiative, where AHA instructors train schoolteachers to use the kit so they can train their students. Each student is encouraged to train at least four others on the life-saving techniques, helping to provide essential support where it matters most – in the homes of rural communities where it can take up to 30 minutes for emergency personnel to respond.

EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler

 Pittsburgh’s favorite fall road race, the EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler takes participants on a scenic tour of our home town. The race, underwritten by the EQT Foundation, attracts elite runners from across the globe, and features a two-person relay option for those not quite ready to tackle the full 10 mile run.  Now in its fourth year, the run has gained popularity in the running community and attracts nearly 5,000 runners annually.

EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta

 The largest inland regatta in the country – the EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta –  takes place the first weekend in August – providing three action-packed days of national music acts, great food, boating, and family fun. More than half a million attendees are expected to enjoy the activities located around Point State Park, the North Shore, and the Roberto Clemente Bridge.  As the title sponsor of the Regatta, EQT is proud to provide the Pittsburgh region with an event that takes full advantage of everything Pittsburgh and its rivers have to offer. In the last two years, organizers have expanded their vision for the festivities, bringing a new level of energy to this Pittsburgh tradition. Celebrating 39 years, the EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta is where the community comes to celebrate the city they call home and to enjoy the waterfront they love. 

EQT REC Center

 The Greene County Memorial Hospital Foundation, EQT, and various other sponsors are working together to build a new two-story, 60,000 square-foot recreational complex on a 13.3-acre property at EverGreene Technology Park near Greene County Airport, adjacent to the Pennsylvania Army National Guard Readiness Center. The new EQT REC Center – with REC standing for Recreation, Education and Community – will feature a 24,000-square foot soccer field with artificial turf that also can accommodate other uses, a regulation basketball court, locker rooms, a traverse climbing wall, and several community rooms for events, meetings, exercise classes or educational classes. The second floor will have a suspended walking/jogging track overlooking the soccer field, a supervised child care room where parents can leave their children while using the facilities, conference room, several game rooms, and a fitness center.  The EQT REC Center will make a positive difference in Greene County, and in the lives of the people who live there.

PBS Kids Writers Contest

Reading, writing and imagination are all part of the national PBS KIDS Writers Contest initiative operated in conjunction with local schools and communities across the country. The EQT Foundation sponsors the contest with Pittsburgh-based WQED-TV, WPSU, WITF, and West Virginia Public Broadcasting. The contest encourages children in grades K through 3 to submit their own original stories and illustrations for local, regional and national recognition. The EQT Foundation recently supported a dramatic extension of the program with resource materials, marketing support, and a new "Viewer's Choice" online voting option.

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