An increasing number of communities around the world are exploring the creation of their own learning ecosystems. Photo courtesy of Remake Learning.

Around the world, learning ecosystems are changing lives — especially in Pittsburgh

From Pittsburgh to Doncaster, learning ecosystems are building relationships, changing lives and reshaping the future of education.

After-school activities in Pittsburgh help kids learn about themselves

After-school activities in Pittsburgh go way beyond sports to include everything from tech and maker learning to chess classes.

Afterschool programs can help your child succeed — and schools are beginning to notice

Afterschool programs are a place where kids are kept safe, “but also kids are learning there, whether it’s formal instruction or informal instruction.”

Worried about summer slide? These 11 Pittsburgh programs will prevent brain drain in your kids

Summer break doesn’t mean a break from learning. Kids will love these fun brainy activities.

New Allegheny County Department of Children Initiatives to direct funding to preschool and afterschool programs

“All of Allegheny County’s children and families deserve comprehensive, equitable and high-quality early learning and out-of-school-time services if we are to continue to build our county’s reputation.”

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.”

Pittsburgh learning hubs, built through teamwork, are here for you

Each family has different needs, so the community must be ready to respond in a wide range of ways.

11 groups ready to help Pittsburgh families, from learning hubs to child care subsidies

From mentoring and tutoring to free school supplies and aid, these Pittsburgh groups are here to help.

9 things to do with kids this week in Pittsburgh, from escape rooms to baby lion cubs

We love playtime that involves a mix of physical activity and mental challenges.

As learning innovation grows, a fresh approach to ‘summer melt’ emerges in Pittsburgh

Over summer break, kids may lose up to 25 percent of what they learned during the school year.

7 things to do with kids (at home) this week in Pittsburgh, from meeting Dumbledore to junk mail inspiration

You’ll have as much fun as your kids dipping into these projects.

After-school JAM Club promotes entrepreneurship and giving back

There are now 20 JAM Clubs across Pennsylvania and four in other states.

School 2 Career opens the door to bright futures for its ‘CEO’ teens

“We just don’t give up — we can’t. We might be that only voice pushing.”

Peer-to-peer mentoring empowers kids to help one another

“It’s probably not easy to open up to adult, but opening up to someone your age is relatable,”

Lights On Afterschool: Kids can choose from 65 free quality events in Pittsburgh

Led by longtime chairman Arnold Schwarzenegger, more than 8,000 Lights On Afterschool rallies are held annually. 

Boys & Girls Club looking to double programs for teens

“There’s not enough diversity in technology. … This kind of program’s really going to encourage that.”