Youth Expression Showcase

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Youth Express: Phipps Fairchild Challenge

November 11, 2017 – 10:35 am | 27 views
IMG_4997 From 11/11/2017: Melaina Merlo, Morgan Hagan, Joseph Leininger, Isabella Cardimen, Isaac Huang, Clare Mulvay and Olivia Mulvay--all 7th graders at Holy Trinity Catholic School--discuss 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

November 11, 2017 – 10:05 am | 20 views
IMG_4990 From 11/11/2017: Denise Pilarski and Keyana (17, Urban Pathways Charter School) discuss their relationship as forged by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh along with BBBS staffer Erica Strafalace.

Youth Express: Nadav Gilboa, TEDx Youth

November 4, 2017 – 10:35 am | 37 views
IMG_4983 From 11/04/2017: Nadav Gilboa (8th grade, Communtiy Day School) with details on TEDxYouth @Blue Slide Park a youth-organized event featuring young innovators and enterprenuers, 11/19 (noon to 5), Repair the World, 6022 Broad Street, East Liberty

Youth Express: ELBA

November 4, 2017 – 10:05 am | 137 views
IMG_4980 From 11/04/2017: Live music with 1Hood Media singer/songwriter Elba (19, Duquesne University).

Youth Express: Business Bee, H.O.P.E. for Tomorrow

October 28, 2017 – 10:35 am | 67 views
IMG_4964 From 10/28/2017:  LaTaiziah Megget (8th grade, Carlynton) and Amajah Hall (10th grade, Pittsburgh CAPA) along with H.O.P.E. for Tomorrow chaperones Megan Pisone and LaWarren Rush with a preview of its upcoming Business Bee, featuring youth in Grades 5 to 10 in a Jeopardy-style competition on topics related to entrepreneurship and business,11/16, Sheraden Senior Center (6 to 9 pm)

Youth Express: Large Print Literary Magazine

October 28, 2017 – 10:05 am | 103 views
IMG_4959 From 10/28/2017: Large Print student editor, Lauren Jasper (11th grade, Ellis School) and writers Brianna Kline Costa (11th grade, Pittsburgh CAPA), Gracie Cain and Emma Prokop (each in 8th grade, Falk School) share writing and discuss their experiences with this Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh teen literary magazine

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Musical Theater, Beauty and the Beast

October 21, 2017 – 10:35 am | 48 views
IMG_4914 From 10/21/2017: Mia Schmidtetter (18, Fox Chapel), Dara Kovacevic (16, Pittsburgh CAPA), Tanell Franklin-Phillips (17, Lincoln Park Performing Arts), Aubrie Knap (18, Pine Richland), Brecken Farrell (16, Knoch), Teodora Bikowski (9, Bon Meade Elementary), Amarianna Busa (16, Pine Richland), Ilyssa Bails (10, Community Day School), Rachael Parsons (12, Thomas Jefferson), Ben Godley-Fisher (14, Obama Academy), Nick Staso (17,Lincoln Park Performing Arts), preview Beauty and the Beast, 10/26 to 10/29, Byham Theater.

Youth Express: City Theatre Young Playwrights

October 21, 2017 – 10:05 am | 48 views
IMG_4906 From 10/21/2017: Jack Horrigan (14, Mt. Lebanon High School), Dani Jordan (14, Pittsburgh CAPA), Chloe Werner (14, Pittsburgh Allderdice) preview upcoming City Theatre Young Playwrights Festival performances at Lester Hamburg Studio. (10/28 and 10/29, 1 and 6 pm).

Youth Express: Big Brother, Big Sister of the Month

October 14, 2017 – 10:05 am | 70 views
IMG_4863 From 10/14/2017: Big Sister Nicole Parker and Little Sister Ceazia discuss their relationship as forged by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh along with BBBS staff member Shaun Hall.

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Music Academy

October 7, 2017 – 10:35 am | 34 views
IMG_4820 From 10/07/2017: Pittsburgh Music Academy piano and violin players Leela Kulkarni (8, Streams Elementary), Allie Miller (8, Markham Elementary), Amanda McClain (14, Carlynton High School), Ellis Clark (5, Adat Shalom Preschool) and Avery Mills (9, Wyland Elementary) along with instructor Becky Keeley.