In Summer of 2017, SLB Radio Productions, Inc., in partnership with Propel Schools and Leadership Pittsburgh, convened a group of 5th through 8th grade students to conduct interviews with local veterans about their military experiences. While learning about digital audio recording, the students also discussed the importance of storytelling through the oral tradition. With support as needed, students arranged and conducted the interviews.
We're two weeks into summer programming at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Woods Run branch - and off to a great start!
A group of departing eighth students at Propel Northside came together to record the inaugural episode of the Propel Power Podcast.
As part of an end of the year Minimester (three days of classes/workshops proposed by students), five Holy Family Academy students recorded and edited a podcast on a new release by Kali Uchis, the new Transformers movie, depression and …
On May 16, 2017, Pittsburgh Perry Students Kara Anderson, Chereigna Jones, and Robert Hawkins hosted a live stream from Pittsburgh Perry Community Day, a part of Remake Learning Days.
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 May 16th 2017, Propel Schools and City of Asylum partnered for "Under the Tent and Around the World", an event hosted at City of Asylum's Sampsonia Way location on the Northside. Students and families were able to create art, taste foods from different cultures, listen to music and authors, and meet people from other countries that now call Pittsburgh home. Youth Express was on hand to talk to those in attendance.
BotsIQ is a manufacturing workforce development program disguised as a high school robotics competition. The Smart Sport is designed to provide high school students with an exciting, hands-on team experience while they learn about the pathways to a rewarding career in manufacturing. Under the expert guidance of their high school teachers and industry mentors, students work in teams during the academic year to design and build 15lb Bots to battle in a gladiator-style competition. Youth Express broadcast live 2017 finals competition.
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.