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ONYX Youth Council 2018-2019

June 13, 2019 – 1:56 pm | 28 views


One Northside Youth eXcel (ONYX) is a collaborative effort of afterschool providers on the Northside. These afterschool programs have identified a need for youth to have an outlet to develop their leadership skills and use their voices to express …

Winchester Thurston North – Changemakers

June 6, 2019 – 11:14 am | 29 views
As part of a year-long inquiry into the personal meaning of the school credo, "Think also of the comfort and rights of others," fifth-grade students from Winchester Thurston North interviewed individuals who are making a difference in their community. After the interviews, the students reflected on the things they learned.

Streaming the Future 2019 Webcast

May 18, 2019 – 5:00 pm | 19 views
IMG_9045 On May 18, 2019, teens from Pittsburgh Brashear and Perry, Urban Pathways Charter School, and Manchester Academic Charter School discussed their outlooks, hopes, and concerns for the future in this live stream podcast. Listen to the hour-by-hour segments below!

Brashear Kids Afterschool – Interviews with Zone 3 Police Officers

May 8, 2019 – 12:00 pm | 65 views
Nora-Roberts-Foundation Logo In Spring of 2019, students at the Brashear Kids Afterschool Program interviewed officers of Pittsburgh Police Zone 3. These students then reflected on their experience.

ATA: 5th Grade Writers, 2019

May 7, 2019 – 3:30 am | 15 views
ATA Allegheny Traditional Academy 5th graders share their thoughts about brain power.

Stand Together Pittsburgh 2019

April 17, 2019 – 10:54 am | 24 views
56640172_1999431983685372_8246595670861938688_n 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: Tyler Westcott

April 13, 2019 – 11:05 am | 18 views
Tyler Wescott 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.

APOST Afterschool Advocacy Day 2019

April 4, 2019 – 12:12 pm | 58 views
DSC_0044 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.

Pittsburgh Youth Media 2019

March 6, 2019 – 2:53 pm | 23 views
PYM Logo Update Students from grades 7-12 discuss topics of interest, produce radio documentaries, share creative work and more.

Aliquippa Impact Black History Month Profiles

February 23, 2019 – 4:03 pm | 70 views
i-PgHCpWq-X2 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.