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YX: Fairchild Challenge Honorees

February 11, 2017 – 10:35 am | 93 views
IMG_3085 From 02/11/2017: Isabel Horgan (11th grade, St. Joseph High School),Tali Brobst (7th grade, Trafford Middle School) and Zoe Smith (9th grade), Sabrina Catalano (12th grade) and Kate Polechko (11th grade) all at Penn-Trafford High School discuss their award-winning submissions to the Fairchild Challenge, a national competition fostering environmental awareness in teens and sponsored locally by Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

YX: TEDx Youth @ Steel Plaza

February 11, 2017 – 10:05 am | 95 views
IMG_3078 From 02/11/2017: Youth co-organizers and Pittsburgh CAPA seniors Arwen Kozak and Leah Deflitch with details on the TEDxYouth@SteelPlaza event, 2/18, Pittsburgh CAPA.

YX: Pittsburgh Sci-Tech Academy Poetry

February 4, 2017 – 10:35 am | 184 views
IMG_3061 From 02/04/2017: Original poems from Pittsburgh Sci-Tech Academy sixth graders Kymir Edwards, Tahj Jones, Ella Jones, Namell Scrubbs and Lucy Painter along with instructor Wendy Moore

YX: Center for Young Musicians Duets

February 4, 2017 – 10:05 am | 162 views
IMG_3058 From 02/04/2017: Center for Young Musicians pianists Bob Carey (13, Quaker Valley Middle School), Clara Yuo (10, Providence Heights Alpha School), Abby Bojalad (11), Jayne Miner (11), and Lakshmi Mulgund (12) studying at Sewickley Academy, Sami Alissa (7) and Yazan Alissa (9) studying at Winchester Thurston perform duets along with their instructor, Simmi Tripathi

2017 GRAMMY Nominees for Best Children’s Album

February 4, 2017 – 10:00 am | 169 views
2017_Grammys From 01/30/2016: Music and interviews with five of the artists whose albums have been nominated for this year's GRAMMY Award for Best Children's Album.

YX: Demarre Evans

January 28, 2017 – 10:35 am | 92 views
IMG_3020 From 01/28/2017: Songwriter, guitarist, and Pittsburgh Youth Media reporter Demarre Evans (12th grade, Central Catholic High School).

YX: MACS, Art of Lyrics

January 28, 2017 – 10:05 am | 94 views
IMG_3017 From 01/28/2017: Damian Manley (14), Jamiya Foster (12), Eric Brown (13), Trey Morris (12), and Markia Proctor (12) all students from Manchester Academic Charter School read original poems and lyrics and talk about their writing influences.

YX: Tadao Tomokiyo

January 21, 2017 – 10:35 am | 269 views
IMG_3000 From 01/21/2017: Tadao Tomokiyo (10, Falk School) with ragtime selections on piano.

YX: Big Brother Big Sister of the Month

January 21, 2017 – 10:05 am | 125 views
IMG_2997 From 01/21/2017: Big Brother Chapin and Little Brother Jaylin (10, Pittsburgh Langley) talk about their relationship as forged by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh along with BBBS staffer Kristine Pace.

Streaming Justice Webcast 2017: Students Honor MLK

January 16, 2017 – 12:00 pm | 114 views
IMG_2981_SJ On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, high school students hosted Streaming Justice, a live five-hour webcast. From 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., participants hosted the live webcast, selected the songs played during their segments and learned about the equipment used in a live broadcast. Discussions covered topics such as civil rights, youth engagement, public education and other matters of justice and equity. Students that participated in Streaming Justice are from area schools including Oakland Catholic, Central Catholic, Baldwin, PA Distance Cyber Charter, CAPA, Perry and Manchester Academic Charter School.