Building tomorrow’s citizens: Pittsburgh kids can change the world. Teaching them civics can help make it happen.

Youth are taking action and working to make the city of Pittsburgh a more racially just place. 

The power to connect — and separate — with technology

Teachers and parents are finding the best ways to use digital technology for effective learning, real communication and meaningful assessment.

Want to support Black Lives Matter? Here’s where to start in Pittsburgh.

Want to get more proactive about equality? We’ve gathered some terrific resources to get conversations started and ways to take action.

‘Girl Talk’ records Hill District history from the Black woman’s perspective

“We want our girls to develop personal confidence required to explore post-secondary and career options.”

Check out these winning stories from the 2019 WQED Kids Writers Contest

Read these winning stories with your kids as a jumping point for their own storytelling. Warning: Giggling – and big ideas – may occur.

Larry Berger

Sing, giggle, dance: Larry Berger offers his Top 10 song picks for Pittsburgh kids

Saturday Light Brigade’s Larry Berger offers his Top 10 songs for kids.

Unique Children’s Museum Gift For Father’s Day

Father’s Day is coming up and if you’re looking for a really special gift, Kidsburgh has an idea. It’s something that’s sure to get dad both laughing and crying. It’s […]

Crossing Fences

New chapters in ‘Crossing Fences’ connect boys to men in Pittsburgh stories

Since Crossing Fences’ 2013 launch, the project has grown to a 15-volume series. Garfield, Penn Hill and Northview Heights have just been added. Included in the collection are profiles of 171 African-American men in 15 different neighborhoods,

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11 music programs helping Pittsburgh youth break into the biz

Whether your kid is a budding performer, audio engineer, conductor or show promoter, Pittsburgh offers countless musical opportunities to explore and develop technical and creative talents.

Abraham Richardson and Chris Mullen interview Lee Davis at Carnegie Library of Braddock. Davis is the CEO of Lee Davis & Associates Consulting

Crossing Fences project tells stories of Pittsburgh’s African-American men and boys

The stories of African-American men and boys in Braddock, Homestead and Sheraden will be featured in the latest installment of SLB Radio’s Crossing Fences program.

League of Innovative Schools brings forward thinkers to Pittsburgh

The League of Innovative Schools met in Pittsburgh to talk about revolutionary education ideas.

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Saturday Light Brigade launches kids-only radio station Youth Express

The Saturday Light Brigade has just launched an internet radio station, Youth Express, which broadcasts youth voices 24/7.

Creative reuse and play at the new North Braddock Recycle Park

The North Braddock Recycle Park is a former abandoned playspace undergoing an exciting revitalization through creative reuse.

Pittsburgh Youth Media reports on summer learning fun

Young reporters for Pittsburgh Youth Media have been documenting City of Learning activities around Pittsburgh this summer.

Check out the winners of the 2015 WQED Kids Writers Contest

Four Pittsburgh-area students were chosen as first place winners in the WQED Kids Writers Contest. See their original stories here.

Top 10 winter break adventures for Pittsburgh families

From life-sized Candyland to penguin camps to downhill skiing, there is so much to do during winter break in Pittsburgh!

Which will win PBS contest: Frogs on the moon or fairies riding crocodiles?

The illustrations WQED gets every year as entries in the annual PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest “put a super-smile on your face,” says the station’s Jennifer Stancil, executive director of […]

Kids wanted for SLB Radio showcase of talent in the arts and more

SLB Radio Productions’ Saturday Light Brigade is looking for school-age kids who want to share their talent on the air, whether it’s in the arts or as a member of […]

Making meaning and media from community involvement: Heinz Endowments’ Philanthropy Interns

Brian Gaudio made his first trip to the Dominican Republic with a charitable group when he was a student at Upper St. Clair High School. “It was far different from […]

Kids learn medium is message’s best friend, via YouthMAP

“Imagine if you didn’t get to see many teenagers,” says Heather Harr. “What would you think of them if all you watched was the news?” You’d probably think they were […]