Youth Expression Showcase

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Youth Express: The Electric Army

March 9, 2019 – 10:35 am | 26 views
The Electric Army A Youth Express segment featuring teen band The Electric Army, Mason Miller (12th, Winchester Thurston), Zack Wolynn (9th, CAPA), Shane Cranor (12th, Pittsburgh Sci-Tech), Finn Deringor (4th, Pittsburgh Sci-Tech), and Riley Deringor (12th, Pittsburgh Sci-Tech).

Youth Express: CMU Music Preparatory School

March 2, 2019 – 10:20 am | 40 views
CMU Music Prep School 12 Students (ages 6 to 15) from Carnegie Mellon Music Preparatory School performing original works under the instruction of Jennie Dorris, Alex Marthaler, Theresa Abalos, and Casey Ferguson.

Youth Express: Big Brother Big Sister of the Month

March 2, 2019 – 10:05 am | 24 views
BBBS of GTR Pgh Gloria Bedford and Aaliyah Gloria Bedford and Little Sister Aaliyah (10, Sto-Rox Elementary) discuss their relationship as forged by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh along with BBBS staff Danielle Greathouse. 

Youth Express: Ryder Boles

February 23, 2019 – 10:35 am | 38 views
Ryder Boles Vocalist Ryder Boles (12, North Allegheny) performs live in the studio.

Youth Express: Center for Young Musicians: Guitarist

February 23, 2019 – 10:05 am | 44 views
Center for Young Musicians: Guitarist 2 Center for Young Musicians guitarists Ezra White (6, Winchester Thurston), Libby and Josh Laman (7 and 9, Shadyside Academy) and Isla and William Wiegand Hammond (9 and 10, Fairview Elementary) along with instructor Erich Riebe

Youth Express: Eli Alfieri and Benito Countouris

February 16, 2019 – 10:05 am | 25 views
Eli Alfieri and Benito Countouris Live acoustic-duo performance with Woodland Hills senior Eli Alfieri and recent graduate Benito Countouris (19)

Youth Express: Phipps Fairchild Challenge, Woodland Hills Academy

February 9, 2019 – 10:35 am | 39 views
Phipps/ Fairchild Challenge Woodland Hills Academy Woodland Hills Academy 6th graders Isabella Caldwell (11), Raven Dean (12), Lena Laubscher (11) and Isabele Wilson (11) on their participation in the Fairchild Challenge, a national program encouraging teens to connect with the environment, sponsored locally by Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

Youth Express: Big Brother Big Sister of the Month

February 9, 2019 – 10:05 am | 77 views
BBBS of Grtr Pgh Curtis Tilves and TyRell Big Brother Curtis Tilves along with Little Brother TyRell (9, Liberty Elementary School) discussing their relationship as forged by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh along with BBBS Staff Kristine Pace.

Youth Express: Mt. Lebanon Writers

February 2, 2019 – 10:35 am | 27 views
Mt. Lebanon Writers Mt. Lebanon High School seniors Jess Ellis and Perrin Nightengale with original writing.

Youth Express: Yanlai Dance Academy

February 2, 2019 – 10:05 am | 17 views
Yanlai Dance Academy 2/2/2019: Students from the Yanlai Dance Academy talking about their celebration of Lunar New Year in advance of their performances at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, Shaler North Hills Library, and Senator John Heinz History Center.