The Youth Media Advocacy Project (YMAP) has lead to the formation of the Wilkinsburg High School Student Union. Their mission is to promote a positive learning environment and generate opportunities for their fellow students.
The Youth Media Advocacy project teaches local high school students how to use the media to gain a voice in the community, and helps them hone ideas for advocacy campaigns that will aid their schools and communities. Students from Wilkinsburg High School, Pittsburgh Obama and Pittsburgh Brashear return to classrooms after Winter break to discuss education issues and set goals for 2015.
From 2/9/13: Carlow University Professor Linda Schifino and student Gloria discussing their class’s 9-day bus journey covering 2,300 miles through Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Arkansas and Tennessee to visit sites and
people associated with the civil rights movement
As part of a course on the Roots of the Civil Rights Movement taught by Associate Professor, Dr. Linda Schifino, Carlow University students traveled through the south in the summers of 2010 and 2012. For nine days, the students traveled by bus, covering over 2,300 miles through Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Arkansas, and Tennessee. Major sites included the Rosa Parks Museum in Montgomery, the lunch counter in Greensboro North Carolina, the National Voting Rights Museum & Instute in Selma, as well as churches and other famous locations that commemorate the Civil Rights Movement.