Students and teachers from Allegheny County gather at the Senator John Heinz History Center on April 10th to showcase their works to combat mental health stigma in their schools.
Live music with Buffalo-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tyler Westcott accompanied by Brendon Gosson on the fiddle and vocals and Sara Hulse on the ukulele and vocals.
On March 27th, Allegheny Partners for Out-of-School Time (APOST) brought together Pittsburgh-area students for a trip to Pennsylvania's Capitol in Harrisburg. The students advocated for afterschool activity resources and learned about local government. They also talked with elected officials and recorded reflections on their experience.
Students from grades 7-12 discuss topics of interest, produce radio documentaries, share creative work and more.
In celebration of Black History Month, with a grant from the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, youth from Aliquippa Impact selected important African Americans to research, profile, and present about at the B.F. Jones Memorial Library. Community leaders Mayor Dwan Walker and city administrator Sam Gill were on hand to hear the presentations and talk with the youth.
Students in grades 6-8 at Manchester Academic Charter School are working with SLB Radio to prepare and record weekly podcasts and commentaries as part of an afterschool program. These pieces are a result of their weekly sessions in which students will learn about the microphones, mixers and digital recorders used in producing features for radio.
Student staff of the Obama Eagle discuss newsworthy topics and areas of interest.
On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, high school students hosted Streaming Justice, a live four-hour webcast. From 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., participants hosted the live webcast, selected the songs played during their segments and learned about the equipment used in a live broadcast. Discussions covered topics such as civil rights, youth engagement, public education and other matters of justice and equity.
Students that participated in Streaming Justice are from area schools including Obama Academy, Oakland Catholic, Penn Hills High School, Nazareth Prep, Environmental Charter School, Sci-Tech, St. Benedict the Moor and Woodland Hills Junior Senior High School.
The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh offered a day of special programming for youth and families to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr; including live webcasting, collaborative artwork, music, and more.
Check out these promos for the 2019 WQED PBS Kids Writer’s Contest recorded by past winners! To submit your own original illustrated story – or for more details on the contest – visit www.WriteOnKids.org!