Pittsburgh resources

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

Photo above by Alexandre Debiève used by permission via Unsplash.

A recent newsletter from A+ Schools shared great information for summer. Among the offerings they mentioned were several that we wanted to flag to our readers here at Kidsburgh. Check out these Pittsburgh resources:

Youth voice opportunity:

Registration is open through July 15 for students looking to join Teen Bloc’s Youth Organizing Academy. The group is made up of rising 8th through 12th graders who want to get involved in advocacy around social justice, educational equity and community leadership. The Youth Organizing Academy will run from August 8th through 12th from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. each day, and it happens at CoLab18 on the Northside. (Check out our recent story about their student-run ‘zine to learn more about TeenBloc.)

Summer fun — and food support:

CitiParks offers plenty of recreational fun, including swimming pools and spray parks. But did you know they also help with food assistance? For families dealing with food insecurity, summer can be a challenging time because kids aren’t getting meals at school. Click here for details on CitiParks’ Summer Food Service Program. (Also, see the good news in our story about more local families qualifying for food assistance.)

Help with childcare:

If you’re still in search of summer childcare or summer camp options, check out the Allegheny County Child Care Finder. (This video can help you use this resource.)