Pennsylvania Innocence Project

Our future constitutional lawyer, Sophia, and her mentor Ellen were out and about recently at the Pennsylvania Innocence Project annual celebration. Ellen invited Sophia to the event as her special guest. Sophia was able to meet the keynote speaker, Dr. Yusef Salaam, one of the Exonerated 5 (Central Park 5). Sophia was able to spend some time talking with Dr. Salaam and ask some questions for projects she is current’y working on. She was also able to spend time talking with Lisa Middleman (candidate for Allegheny County D.A.) and several other exonerated individuals from Western PA. It was a powerful and inspirational evening enjoyed by all.

Activity Kits

​Help 8-year-old Joe

Future Scientist

Get a science experiment kit to explore with his mentor!

​Help 9-year-old Myla

Future Artist

Get art supplies to create with her mentor!

Help 23-year-old Erik

Future Coffee Barista

Get coffee supplies to learn how to create specialty drinks with his mentor!

The pandemic showed many people what social isolation is really like. It also showed there are many other great ways to connect. That’s why we launched our activity kits. These mailed out packages provide fun activities for our mentors and kids/young adults to do together — virtually.

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Or contact Friendship@ConnectingChampions.org / 412.376.3755