10 heart-healthy ideas for winter fun in Pittsburgh

Kidsburgh’s guide to wintry ways for keeping kids healthy and active, both indoors and outdoors.

Empowering youth voices: MESS connects teens with media

The Media Empowerment Student Summit 2015 (MESS) is a day of workshops, idea-sharing, and problem-solving to help young people in Pittsburgh learn how make their voices heard in the media.

Girls rock at this Pittsburgh summer camp

Girls Rock! Pittsburgh empowers young girls to rock out–but this summer camp is about more than just music.

Going it alone: Low-income single moms struggle to find help, escape judgment

Many single mothers contend with unemployment, poverty and scattered resources, all while bearing the judgment that they are welfare queens and their families are lesser than two-parent families.

Hear Me: youth perspectives on outdoor learning

Do kids prefer to learn outside? Pittsburgh students share their perspectives in interviews with Hear Me.

5 Pittsburgh women building support networks for local families

Looking for a community for your family? These five Pittsburgh women are forming supportive networks for local families.

Northside teens discuss obstacles to employment

Northside teens want jobs, but face significant obstacles to getting one. Find out more in this Hear Me podcast.

Lyme time: what your family needs to know

Tick season in Pittsburgh brings concerns about Lyme disease. Here’s what your family needs to know to prevent and treat this illness.

Kids line up for free summer meals

Pittsburgh kids eat free this summer through GrubUp

GrubUp is serving free meals to Pittsburgh kids every weekday this summer. Find out where GrubUp is headed next!

Local youth discuss fair funding in education

Hear Me interviews local youth about the tangible effects of inequitable funding in education in Pennsylvania.

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh ranks among America’s best

For the sixth consecutive year, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC ranks among the best American hospitals for kids.

Brashear students build literacy one Little Free Library at a time

Thanks to one inspired parent and a group of students from Brashear High School, Pittsburgh will soon be home to over 40 new Little Free Libraries.

Pennsylvania students discuss funding inequities in public education

Inequitable funding in Pennsylvania schools districts has very real effects on students. Find out more in this Hear Me podcast.

Hear Me explores Pittsburgh youth-police relations

Hear Me interviews Pittsburgh youth about their relationships with local law enforcement.

Hear Me in Philadelphia for fair education funding

Hear Me recently traveled to Philadelphia to interview young people about the Campaign for Fair Education Funding in Pennsylvania.

Hear Me, amplifying youth voices in the Hilltop

Hear Me, an initiative of CMU’s Create Lab presents the perspective of over 30 children in the Hilltop as part of the Kidsburgh Community Initiative.

Brashear kids get BBBS mentor2.0: ‘Like having a personal guidance counselor’

Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mentor2.0 will match students with college grads to help them with the non-academic skills college also requires.

New school-climate theme and interactive story kiosks set for Hear Me

Hear Me, the CMU project that gathers kids’ stories to get them public notice and prompt action on kids’ issues, will debut new, more interactive public story kiosks in April, […]

Mon Valley high-schoolers release their own school documentaries through Hear Me 101

Students from four Mon Valley school districts spent a year of after-school and weekend time confronting the negative images and real issues head on at their schools, and the results […]

Hear Me stories start Wilkinsburg campaign for school change

Listening to kids’ ideas for changing their schools and communities is the impetus behind the Hear Me project, whose latest recordings highlight some Wilkinsburg High School students with the ambition […]