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Youth Express: Pittsburgh Perry, YMAP

May 20, 2017 – 11:35 am | 144 views
IMG_3500 From 05/20/2017: Pittsburgh Perry 9th grader Jazmine (15) on her year-long project as part of the Youth Media Advocacy Project.

Youth Express: Manchester Academic Charter School, YMAP

May 20, 2017 – 10:35 am | 76 views
IMG_3498 From 05/20/2017: Trey (12), an 8th grade student at Manchester Academic Charter School, talks about his year long project as part of the Youth Media Advocacy Project along with Brashear students involved with YMAP at their school.

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Brashear, YMAP

May 20, 2017 – 10:05 am | 66 views
IMG_3495 From 05/20/2017: Pittsburgh Brashear 10th graders Madison (16), Sarah (16), Darren (16), Austin (16) and Nicole (15) on their year-long projects as part of the Youth Media Advocacy Project.

Youth Express: Center for Young Musicians Duet

May 6, 2017 – 10:05 am | 112 views
IMG_3403 From 05/06/2017: From the Center for Young Musicians, Abby Bojalad and Kathryn Allen (12, Sewickley Academy) with vocal selections along with accompanist Jake Nathanson and instructor Margaret Olson.

Live Music: Wheeling Park High School Bluegrass Band

April 29, 2017 – 11:05 am | 140 views
IMG_3389-1 From 04/29/2017: Wheeling Park High School Bluegrass Band featuring Amelia Cianelli (15, fiddle), Bailey Stephenson (17, banjo), Joseph Glorioso (15, guitar), Lilli Gadd (15, bass), Norman Lee (16, guitar) and Marguerite Demasi (16, mandolin) along with instructor Bob Turbanic.

Youth Express: Destino Cello Quartet

April 29, 2017 – 10:35 am | 218 views
IMG_3387 From 04/29/2017: From Youth Chamber Connection, the Destino Cello Quartet featuring 10th graders Mallika Matharu (16, Upper St Clair), Clara Turner (16, Mount Lebanon), Genevieve Scanlan (15, Quaker Valley) and 11th grader Olivia Burik (17, North Hills).

Youth Express: Propel Northside Talent Show

April 29, 2017 – 10:05 am | 162 views
IMG_3379 From 04/29/2017: Eboni (10, Hill District) talks about her talents in drawing and writing along with instructor Emily Bonessi to preview the Propel Northside Talent Show.

Youth Express: Northside Open Spelling Challenge

April 22, 2017 – 10:35 am | 216 views
IMG_3316 From 04/22/2017: Past participants Shaniya (11, Propel Northside) and Tatyanna (11, Schiller), along with Doreen Upshaw, preview the Northside Open 3rd Annual Spelling and Literacy Challenge 2017, sponsored by The Pittsburgh Project for students in Grades 3-8 with one winner per grade, 5/20 (10 am to 1 pm).

Youth Express: BotsIQ Preview

April 22, 2017 – 10:05 am | 153 views
IMG_3312 From 04/22/2017: Southwestern Pennsylvania BotsIQ participants Zach Knight (California University of Pennsylvania), Ashley McGhee (12th grade, Yough High School) and Thomas McFadden (12th grade, Fox Chapel High School) discussing their experiences learning about manufacturing principles and career opportunities as they prepare for the BotsIQ competition, 4/28 and 4/29, California University Convocation Center.

Youth Express: Youth Invasion 2017 at The Warhol

April 15, 2017 – 10:35 am | 206 views
IMG_3298 From 04/15/2017: Youth coordinators Alyza Foster (15, CAPA), Ali Perry (18, West Allegheny) and Adam Smiley (18, Pine-Richland) along with artist/educator Christen DiLeonardo previewing Youth Invasion 2017, 4/28 (5 to 10 pm), The Warhol Museum.