PublicSource: Want to help with climate change? These Pittsburgh teens have suggestions.

Check out the latest episode of Public Source’s podcast, “From the Source.”

accessibility on playgrounds

How a simple change made one school playground a better place for all kids

Accessibility on playgrounds ensures that all kids can play and learn.


On the final days of #BeKind21, here’s how your kids can spread kindness throughout our region

Check out the final three #BeKind21 actions for kids and adults to do this week.

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

PublicSource is seeking teens to speak on the new season of their podcast From the Source.


#BeKind21 has begun! Here’s how you and your kids can get involved.

Now through Sept. 21, #BeKind21 will share daily ideas for cultivating kindness.

fresh voices for clean air

Local nonprofit is seeking teens for ‘Fresh Voices for Clean Air’ youth education initiative

GASP is seeking local teens to join an innovative program called Fresh Voices for Clean Air. 

The largest mural in the Pittsburgh region is coming to life in the Hill District — and you can help paint it

“I painted my name because I guess it’s important to show people how much you care about the community,” said 16-year-old Jerome Morant.

Community Impact Grant

Community Impact Grants to 40 local nonprofits can help Pittsburgh families

These 40 Community Impact Grants support environmental justice, education and social equity in Pittsburgh. Details here

Pittsburgh resources

Help with childcare, youth organizing opportunities and more Pittsburgh resources to make your summer great

Check out these Pittsburgh resources for families.

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A little kindness goes a long way: Teaching kids about autism and other disabilities

Christina Abernethy on the importance of teaching kids about autism and other disabilities, so they can treat others with respect.

Pittsburgh Youth Climate Action summit

Your teen is invited to the Pittsburgh Youth Climate Action Summit. Details here on this free event.

We’ve got all the details on this year’s in-person Pittsburgh Youth Climate Action Summit. Register your child for free today.

Register today: Empower Her helps transform today’s Pittsburgh girls into tomorrow’s leaders

The event also covers health and wellness, healthy relationships and body positivity.

Jasmine Cho

Jasmine Cho of Yummyholic is creating conversations about race you can consume

Jasmine Cho uses her self-taught culinary skills to shine a (delicious) light on populations that are misrepresented or underrepresented.

Café Momentum’s restaurant and culinary training center for youth opening Downtown

In the coming months, Café Momentum will hold an orientation session for the first group of 150 youth. Details here.


How local parents and teachers feel about ‘Maus’ being banned — and about teaching difficult history

It is a familiar story, repeated so many times in American life over the decades: Words and pictures, simple and powerful, and divisive once again. A rural Tennessee school district’s […]

Pittsburgh Racial Justice Summit

Pittsburgh Racial Justice Summit features acclaimed writers Damon Young, Deesha Philyaw, Brian Broome

The virtual Pittsburgh Racial Justice Summit happens Jan. 21 beginning at 7 p.m. Details here.

Kidsburgh Hero Clark Ehman: This 14-year-old collected over 450 baseball bats and other equipment to send to the Dominican Republic

“The equipment just kept coming and coming and coming. It was pretty wild.”

mentoring in Pittsburgh

What’s mentoring in Pittsburgh really like? Check out our interview with Open Field mentor Ezra Dubowitz.

We’ve asked local mentors to give us the inside scoop on mentoring in Pittsburgh. Check out their answers.

36 nonprofits get a boost from new Small and Mighty grants: Can one of them help you?

These Small and Mighty grants will help dozens of nonprofits do more for the Pittsburgh region. Check out the full list.

women's shelter pittsburgh

Shepherd’s Heart Fellowship in Uptown responds to homeless crisis with new women’s shelter

This new homeless shelter in Pittsburgh has 24 beds for women and space to handle overflow when needed.