It all started when a few children in Aliquippa asked their neighbors to sponsor them in an extra-curricular activity.


That was just the beginning.

The Tyler Youth Group, Inc.

Aliquippa Tylerettes 1985

How We Got Started

Dorothy Tyler, Founder of Tyler Youth Group, Inc in Aliquippa, PA

Mrs. Dorothy Tyler, Founder
The Tyler Youth Group, Inc.

The Tyler Youth Group, Inc. was established in 1983 to develop and train young people in Aliquippa, PA, and surrounding communities in recreational and leisure-time activities. Mrs. Dorothy M. Tyler, founder of The Tyler Youth Group, Inc. was a firm believer that the real service to humanity comes alive when those in a position to bring about change respond to the cry that is not audible but to a sensitive inner ear and respond with solutions that produce results. Mrs. Tyler stepped forth to help and reach a community in need.

This is a podcast interview with Dee Patillo Executive Director THE TYLER YOUTH GROUP, INC. (TYG)/Aliquippa Tyler Community Youth Center. The interviewer is Allison Williams. Find out how TYG got started, how they got the building and all about the fundraising campaign.

Podcast by Ken Townshend.

Our Vision

We will continually work as a collaborative partner to ensure that every kid, teen, and adult that participates in our programs and services will have every opportunity to mature into a successful and responsible adult.

Plans for the future

From Grassroots to Sustainability

The Tyler Youth Group, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization has been an integral part of the Aliquippa community for over twenty-five years. WE ARE MOVING FORWARD to have sustainability beyond the next twenty-five years.


Tyler Youth Center

Aliquippa Tyler Community Youth Center will continue to provide YOUTH PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES.

Tyler Resource Center

Tyler Resource Center will develop and implement initiatives through collaboration/partnerships with faith-based and community-based organizations, educational institutions (school districts, colleges/universities), local, county, state and federal governmental entities, churches, and human service agencies.


Youth and  Adult Leadership/Development
Job Training/Job Readiness/Job Creation
Health & Wellness Programs/Services
Economic and Community Development

We are building for the future for our youth and families.

We are currently raising funds to renovate and expand The Tyler Youth Center building.  Facility updates include roof repairs, parking lot repaving. The planned expansion includes a gymnasium and indoor pool.

How You Can Help

We need your contributions to fulfill the plans to help our youth and adults be successful in life.

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The Tyler Youth Group facility on Maratta Road in Aliquippa.