From 08/12/2017: Live music with acoustic folk duo, The Squirrel Hillbillies.
From 08/12/2017: Colorblind Coding band featuring Ethan (13), Blake (14), both of Pittsburgh CAPA and Luc (16, Pittsburgh Allderdice)
From 08/12/2017: Kevin Saftner and Antonio (15, Northgate HS) discussing their relationship as forged by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh.
From 08/12/2017: Billy Hartung, Kristiann Menotiades, Mario Williams, Matt Calvert and Hope Anthony along with director, Spencer Whale and accompanist, Melissa Yanchak, with a preview of the Front Porch Theatricals production of Big Fish, New Hazlett Theater, 8/18 to 8/27
In summer of 2017, the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County launched their first ever Youth Philanthropy Internship Program, welcoming 11 students ranging from 16-19 years old in age as summer interns. The 7-week Youth Philanthropy Internship Program was made possible through a grant from The Heinz Endowments and is based on the successful model of the Heinz Endowments’ own program in Pittsburgh. Throughout the internship’s duration, students assessed community needs and developed two funding opportunities for local non-profits to apply for grants of up to $25,000 to address these needs. In addition to their grantmaking, interns created these radio documentaries around important community issues.
In Summer 2017, eleven students created radio features while taking part in The Heinz Endowments Youth Philanthropy Internship Program. The resulting features cover issues identified by the interns during research and field work conducted throughout the summer. While SLB provided training and coaching, the features presented below were conceived and created entirely by the students.
From 08/05/2017: Folk singer and balladeer Mike Flaherty
From 08/05/2017: Pittsburgh Musical Theater cast members Abby Messner (15) and Haley Messner (13) of Kennedy, Abby Scullion (15) and Emmy Scullion (13) of Carnegie, Nino Masciola (14), Domenic Masciola (15) and Palmer Masciola (18) of West End, Anna Ungarino (16, Avalon), Sophia Doyno (15, East End), Sabina May (18, Moon Twp.), Brecken Farrell (16, Saxonburg), Ella Jo Reinhart (12, South Side), Hannah Oldham (13, Allison Park), and Gia Marinacci (13, Plum) with a preview of Broadway at the Overlook, 8/10 to 8/12, 8/18 and 8/19 (7:30 pm), West End/Elliott Overlook
From 08/05/2017: Moscow's youth vocalist, Vera Gulieva (16, Edward Grieg Music School), during her visit to the U.S.
From 08/05/2017: Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artist winner Austin Li (17, Upper St. Clair High School) with selections on piano.