During the 2016/2017 school year, students in the broadcasting class at Pittsburgh Perry in association with the Young Preservationist Association and SLB Radio, learned about the history of the Northside, as well as holding discussions about their neighborhoods and communities.
On Friday, April 21st from 9 to 11 AM, Westinghouse students took to the streets with gloves and garbage bags to clean up the trash around their school. This group of ninth graders were are part of the Youth Media Advocacy Project, a program that encourages students to express themselves and identify issues in their community they wish to change. In this case, students were concerned by the amount of garbage and litter in the neighborhood around their school, and decided to create an event to help change that.
7th and 8th graders attending Woodland Hills Prime Time after school program reflected on the upcoming Easter holiday and their family traditions.
Fifteen year-old Marvin Reed and 7th graders from Woodland Hills share a heartfelt goodbye in their final audio message exchange. Included in the audio piece is a musical beat composed by Marvin for the friends he has made at Woodland Hills.
Brashear High School students celebrated International Women's Day (and Women's History Month!) by talking about special women in their lives.
Brashear High School in Pittsburgh serves about 1,300 students, 22% of whom are immigrants or former refugees who are learning to speak English. For a different perspective on U.S. immigration policies and realities, Youth Express spoke with ten students from Syria, Iraq and Yemen -- with a translator, when needed -- to provide perspective and insight into what it's like to be an Arabic-speaking teen in high school.
5th graders attending Westinghouse After School Academy wrote and recorded about their neighborhoods, their school and the changes they would like to make to them.
In partnership with the Pittsburgh Northside Salvation Army afterschool program, fifth and seventh grade students from Northside schools learn about audio recording, editing, interviewing, radio broadcasting and journalism topics in radio club.
7th graders at Woodland Hills Prime Time discussed recent national news as well as events occurring in their own personal lives.
For some After Schoolers, the high school experience is almost over. Students looked ahead to what they plan to do after they bid farewell to Brashear.