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Youth Express: Industrial Arts Workshop

September 17, 2022 – 10:05 am | 35 views
20220917_100818 From 09/17/2022: Students of the Industrial Arts Workshop Anthony Minniefield, Chyonna Symms, Hannah George, Paloma Pelfry, and Zen Levin.

Youth Express: Do the Write Thing Challenge

September 10, 2022 – 10:05 am | 22 views
Deahmi-Jaia From 09/10/2022: Jaia Harrison (Grade 9, Northgate Senior High School) and Deahmi Mobley (Grade 9, Central Catholic) were named Pittsburgh Do the Write Thing Challenge Ambassadors for their essays on the impact of gun violence on young people.

Interview: Prerna Chakkingal

August 20, 2022 – 10:35 am | 460 views
Prerna-Chakkingal From 08/20/2022: Prerna Chakkingal (Grade 11, South Fayette High School) reflects on her TEDx event talks Your Difference is your Power (TEDxWhiting) and Pondering Over Feminism (TEDxInnovationDr).

Youth Express: Mia Clemons

August 20, 2022 – 10:05 am | 172 views
Mia-Clemons From 08/20/2022: A poem and interview with writer, Mia Clemons (Grade 9, Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School).

Youth Express: Jordyn Walker Poetry

August 6, 2022 – 10:05 am | 46 views
IMG_3020 From 08/06/2022: Poet Jordyn Walker (Grade 11, Westinghouse Arts Academy) who recently attended the Youth Writers Camp (May 2022) at August Wilson African American Cultural Center.

Youth Express: Youth Climate Summit, Abby Wypych

July 2, 2022 – 10:35 am | 54 views
IMG_2939 From 07/02/2022: Abigail Wypych (Grade 11, Woodland Hills) is a member of her school's Climate Action Team, Green Team, and a 2022 Youth Climate Action Summit Climate Ribbon Tree Steward with Communitopia.

Youth Express: Youth Pitch Competition, Aaliyah Taylor & Sierra Fisher

June 18, 2022 – 10:35 am | 87 views
IMG_2891 From 06/18/2022: Aaliyah Taylor (Grade 8, Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship) and Sierra Fisher (Grade 8, Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship) share their experience at "Generation Entrepreneur" Southwestern PA Virtual Youth Pitch.

Youth Express: Youth Shakespeare Society, Twelfth Night

June 18, 2022 – 10:05 am | 69 views
IMG_2889 From 06/18/2022: Director Theo Fantozzi (sophomore, University of Rhode Island), Assistant Director Kinsley Beachler (freshman, Seton Hill University), and cast members Ella Craig (Grade 11, Lincoln Park Performing Arts), Madeline Sclichter (Grade 12, Oakland Catholic), and Koby Polaski (Grade 12, Emerson University) preview Youth Shakespeare Society's upcoming production of Twelfth Night at the McKeesport Little Theater (6/24 & 6/25 at 7:00 PM and 6/26 at 2pm).

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Concert Society’s Henry Knudsen

June 11, 2022 – 10:35 am | 47 views
IMG_2873 From 06/11/2022: Henry Knudsen (Grade 11, Morgantown High School), winner of Pittsburgh Concert Society March 2022 auditions, performs selections on piano.

Youth Express: Youth Climate Summit, Jay Darjee and Grace Reynolds

June 11, 2022 – 10:05 am | 40 views
IMG_2868 From 06/11/2022: Grace Reynolds (Rising 12th grader, North Allegheny), and Jay Darjee (Rising 9th grader, Carmalt) on implementing their knowledge and experience gained at Communitopia's Youth Climate Summit.