youth voice

Calling all teens: PublicSource wants to hear and amplify your voice

Photo above by Will Francis used by permission via Unsplash

PublicSource is a powerful resource in Pittsburgh. This nonprofit news outlet investigates and shares stories about the major issues facing Pittsburghers, including the environment, the economy and housing issues, education and much more. They’re also focused on bringing youth voice into the conversation.

Kidsburgh is glad to help spread the word that PublicSource is seeking teenagers (ages 13-18) interested in being interviewed and participating in conversations during the new season of their podcast From the Source. The series will be exploring topics that impact youth culture in Pittsburgh and beyond.

PublicSource’s audience will be able to listen, study and learn about what young people in Pittsburgh are saying. For teens, it’s a chance to become part of the city’s discussion about vital things. Among the topics the podcast will cover:

  • school safety
  • dating, including issues of safety and violence
  • environmental justice/climate change
  • entrepreneurship
  • religion/spiritual practice
  • social media
  • homelessness
  • civic leadership/civic involvement
  • college (and whether it’s still relevant to young people)
  • money
  • Pittsburgh culture

If you know a teen who would be interested in discussing any or all of these topics, they can reach out to Jourdan Hicks at 412-610-6456 or via e-mail.

The first episode is due to be released in early October and episodes will come out biweekly throughout the fall and winter. There will likely be about a dozen episodes in total.

Want to learn more about helping young Pittsburghers use their voices? Check out Kidsburgh’s guide to youth voice.