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.
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.
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 …
From 02/06/2016: Leon Blair (14, Beechview), Savannah Mynahan (17, Morningside), Cameron Brown (16, Beltzhoover), and Carlyle Stokes (17, Brookline) on Project Perspective: Bridging Community and Police Voices developed by Pittsburgh Brashear's Students in Action.
From: 10/24/2015: Savannah Mynahan (16) and Cameron Brown (16) of Pittsburgh Brashear talk about Students in Action community and police relations programs at their school.
On May 18th, Brashear High School hosted Believe Brashear - an event showcasing the talents, hard work, and incredible diversity of the student body. Visitors enjoyed refreshments and also took in dancing and music from young performers. We were on site with microphones rolling.
As we said goodbye to our Brashear students for the summer, we looked (well, listened) back to all the great work they did over the year. Students enjoyed refreshments and received a CD containing some choice recordings from our time together.