keep kids busy in Pittsburgh

6 ways to keep kids busy in Pittsburgh this weekend, from snow tubing and skating to sweet storytelling

Need to keep kids busy in Pittsburgh? This weekend you have help from an artistic abuela, enormous rabbits and Peter Pan!

What’s mentoring in Pittsburgh really like? Here’s the inside scoop from three volunteers.

If you’ve thought about mentoring in Pittsburgh or finding a mentor for your child, here’s an insider perspective.

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What’s mentoring in Pittsburgh really like? Read our interview with Aspire mentor Jack Mackin.

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

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If children are talking about death, how can parents best support them?

The pandemic and other worries may have children bringing up this difficult subject. Here’s expert advice on how you might respond.

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Meet this week’s Kidsburgh Kind Kid: Elwood Paracat

“It was a really nice gesture of an older middle school kid helping an elementary school kid, and I was very appreciative!”

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.”

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What’s mentoring in Pittsburgh really like? Read our interview with Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor Malissa Seman.

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

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.

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Polar bears, wild flowers, skating, Locomotion and more: 6 fun things to do this weekend around Pittsburgh

There are so many fun things to do this weekend around Pittsburgh.

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.

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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.

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PPS and other districts find obstacles as they address pandemic learning interruptions and gaps

Students’ social and emotional needs, chronic absenteeism, discipline issues, staffing shortages and high COVID infection rates make progress with learning gaps difficult.

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Guest Editor Bill Strickland on the simple way you can change a child’s life

Guest editor Bill Strickland: “We need to lift each other up. And we can. There is so much we can do.”

COVID booster shots in Pittsburgh

Details on getting COVID booster shots in Pittsburgh for kids ages 12-15

You can now get COVID booster shots in Pittsburgh for kids 12-15. Here’s where they’re available.

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Winter activities happening around Pittsburgh for the whole family

Check out these family-friendly winter activities happening all around Pittsburgh.

Parents as Allies

Free webinars for parents and teachers: See the latest research on why family-school collaboration is critical

Join the Parents as Allies team to hear about the latest research on ways that parents/school collaboration helps kids.

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Winter Entertainment Guide: All the kid-friendly shows and events coming to Pittsburgh this winter 

Our big winter entertainment guide is here! Check out all the kid-friendly shows and events coming to Pittsburgh this winter.

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How you can help kids navigate viral social media stunts

Our partners at Common Sense Media have good advice for parents about dealing with viral social media stunts.

Black Pittsburgh

BlackPittsburgh website launched to share the great things happening in the Black community

The BlackPittsburgh site captures the natural rebirth of 1Hood Media after two years of the pandemic, and it aims to tell the stories that Black Pittsburgh needs to know.

5 cool events for Pittsburgh families this weekend, from skiing and RV’ing to riding dinosaurs

Check out our roundup of fun events for Pittsburgh families!