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.
With Pittsburgh Public Schools looking like it may declare itself a "sanctuary" school district (which became official shortly thereafter), Brashear students discussed what that status would mean to their school and to their peers - a conversation that is particularly applicable because of Brashear's large population of students who speak English as a second language.
Students in Radio Club at Propel Hazelwood finished their afterschool sessions with conversations about civil rights activists and positive role models as well as what they would choose to put on their own radio programs.
With Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the horizon Brashear After School students did some writing, reflecting, and had discussions about the civil rights leader. What would MLK think of progress in the United States if he were here today?
We’re very excited to be back at Brashear for After School programming! Two years ago we captured some great conversations and round table discussions of students on social issues, current events, and things that were happening in their …