Dragon's Den photo of Wendoll Slade, courtesy Dayna Delgado.

From volunteer to employee: At Dragon’s Den, this teen has turned helping others into a career

Check out Wendoll Slade’s inspiring story.

Meet our first Kidsburgh Kind Kid: Ariel Heywood

Check the first story in our series about random acts of kindness done by local kids!

Celebrating random acts of kindness: Tell Kidsburgh about the Kind Kids in our community.

Tell us about a child you know who has done an act of kindness so we can recognize these young Pittsburghers as “Kidsburgh Kind Kids.”

Kidsburgh heroes: These twins collected 6,548 diapers and wipes (so far)

“We’re women and we want to support other women.”

‘I can do it!’ VolunTOTS empowers little kids to do good in Pittsburgh communities

“I think people are looking for good, looking for joy and for community. And I think that we’re providing that for people.”

Kidsburgh Hero: 11-year-old wins President’s Volunteer Service Award

“We were very surprised and happy, too, for him to really realize the value and the benefits of helping each other.”

Adopted from India, this Kidsburgh Hero started a foundation to support orphans in his native land

“One of our values is about envisioning a better world and taking the action to make it a reality. He’s doing that every day with this project.”

Kidsburgh Hero Sasha Likhachev created Teens4Tutors to help kids during the pandemic

“Middle school-aged students look up to and admire high school-aged students, so having a mentor or tutor who is an enthusiastic learner can be inspirational for them.”

Nominate your teacher to the Pittsburgh Pirates All Stars

Teachers have had some of the most difficult jobs, and the Pittsburgh Pirates in partnership with the Grable Foundation want to recognize teachers. Pirates President Travis Williams says, “As a […]

Kids with cancer love to hate Michael’s Meanies, an outlet for their fear and anxiety

Michael heard a little girl crying, and he wanted to give her something to help take her fear and frustration away.

This Kidsburgh Hero found his voice as a youth activist working for social justice

“His passion is there. He lives it, he feels it, he’s been through it. And he can verbalize it so well.”

PA School Counselor of the Year reinvents initiatives for Shaler kids during the pandemic

“This is where you can really make an impact, start shaping things. It’s where the magic really happens.”

Kidsburgh Heroes: 2 Pittsburgh history teachers win national recognition from Yale

“I hope what the kids take out of it is that understanding history helps us understand ourselves and helps us understand the world.”

Kidsburgh Heroes shine during the pandemic, from a RipStik marathon to art commissions

Some of the best leaders to emerge during the global pandemic have been kids.

Kidsburgh Hero: This Pitt medical student organized an army of babysitters to cover frontline healthcare workers

“I knew there would be a high demand for safe and reliable childcare for those on the front lines of the pandemic.”

Kidsburgh heroes: 5 heartfelt projects driven by Pittsburgh kids

“Just about all of us are home right now with our families, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t collaborate and make a positive difference together.”

Michael Keaton to the rescue with bus-stop meals for Pittsburgh kids

Pittsburgh non-profits wanted to find a solution to help bring food closer to kids.

Wesley Richards and Kerry L. Francis

Kidsburgh Hero: This first-grader organized a food drive to help the homeless

“It gives us a great feeling inside knowing we’ve reached out and made a positive difference in the life of someone less fortunate.”

Kidsburgh Hero: Pittsburgh Symphony musician Penny Anderson Brill

“What makes her so effective with kids is that she gets right down on the child’s level.”

Kidsburgh Hero: Michele Knoll helps kids find their ‘right book’

For many kids, owning their own books isn’t possible. Yet, it’s a critical step in shaping their future academic success.