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Youth Express: EdCorps, Real World Scholars

April 17, 2021 – 10:05 am | 27 views
From 04/17/2021: Layla Spearman (5th grade), Brandon Esek (5th grade), Ethan Green (6th grade), and Kristy Frohliger (instructor) from Whitehall Elementary, Tim Barnes (teacher) from West Greene Jr. Sr. High School, Megan Patton (teacher) from Carmichaels Area School District, and Christen Dunn from Real World Scholars talk about the businesses set up through the EdCorps program.

Interview: Readiness Institute, Justin Aglio

April 17, 2021 – 8:20 am | 8 views
readiness-institute-mark From 04/17/2021: Justin Aglio with details on The Readiness Institute at Penn State and its summer program for rising high school seniors. Application deadline is 4/23.

Youth Express: PA Service Learning Competition

April 10, 2021 – 10:35 am | 24 views
From 04/10/2021: Members of the Propel Schools Student Action Team with details on its co-sponsorship of the Pennsylvania Statewide Service Learning Competition for teams of Grade 6-12 students. Applications are due by 5/14 for projects to be completed by 9/1 with prizes of $3,000 (first place), $2,000 (second place) and $500 (third and fourth place). The competition is co-sponsored by The Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool/Youth Development Network.

Youth Express: 2021 Scholastic Writing Awardees

April 10, 2021 – 10:05 am | 39 views
From 04/10/2021: Scholastic Writing Awards honorees Ava Super (8th grade, Chartiers Valley Middle School), Wesley Madge (8th grade, Chartiers Valley Middle School), and Milla Dobrovolska-Ivanova (11th grade, Sewickley Academy) share excerpts of their work.

Youth Express: 2021 Scholastic Writing Awardees

April 3, 2021 – 10:05 am | 19 views
From 04/03/2021: Scholastic Writing Awards honorees Kathryn Mi (10th grade, North Allegheny Senior High), Beatrice Alba (9th grade, Davidson Academy), Jessica Daninhirsch (11th grade, North Allegheny Senior High), and Faith Nguyen (12th grade, North Allegheny Senior Hish) share excerpts of their work.

Interview: Cryptid Critter Crawl, Owen Lowrey

April 3, 2021 – 9:35 am | 50 views
adventuremap_print From 04/03/2021: Owen Lowrey shares details on Cryptid Critter Crawl, a new, free outdoor exhibit at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh.

Interview: CSA Performance Series, Milton

April 3, 2021 – 8:35 am | 12 views
Milton_cover From 04/03/2021: Kaylin Horgan with a preview of Milton, running 4/8 and 4/9 as part of the New Hazlett Theater Community Supported Art Performance Series.

Youth Express: 2021 Scholastic Writing Awardees

March 27, 2021 – 10:05 am | 42 views
wpwp_logo From 03/27/2021: Scholastic Writing Awards honorees Natalie Cohen (12th grade, Commonwealth Charter Academy), Grace Fritsch (11th grade, North Allegheny Senior High), Emma Noss (8th grade, Avonworth Middle School), Samantha Podner (11th grade, North Allegheny Senior High) and Leo Rickard (9th grade, Shady Side Academy) share excerpts of their work.

Live Music: Joe Jencks

March 13, 2021 – 11:05 am | 16 views
Joe-Jencks From 03/13/2021: Live music with Chicago-based singer/songwriter Joe Jencks as he preview his live-streamed SongSpace concert celebrating Llouise & Jim Altes and the Friendship House Concert Series (3/13, 7:30 pm)

Interview: Local Singles, Nick Navari

March 13, 2021 – 8:35 am | 48 views
Local-Singles-cover From 03/13/2021: Nick Navari with a preview of Local Singles, running 3/25 and 3/26 as part of the New Hazlett Theater Community Supported Art Performance Series.