KDKA: Parents as Allies continues building empathy and connection in local communities

The Parents as Allies research project is encouraging and funding new ideas for real engagement between parents and schools.

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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 on making the most of family-school collaboration

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

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All about Pittsburgh’s holiday light shows: Kidsburgh on PTL

Yu-Ling Behr has a look at some of Pittsburgh’s holiday light shows, and all the details on where to find them. Want to learn more? Check out our holiday light […]

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Local mother wants to help other parents deal with bullying at school

If children are experiencing bullying at school, one tool for solving the situation is creating a “no contact agreement.” Details here.

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.

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Matt’s Maker Space opens a new location at UPMC Western Psych to help kids with mental illnesses

Matt’s Maker Space has grown to include 30 locations in the Pittsburgh region.

Joey and Christy Porter open the Jasmine Nyree Campus to help Pittsburgh adults with special needs

The Jasmine Nyree Campus offers free programming for Pittsburgh adults with special needs.

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Through martial arts, Pittsburgh kids gain skills that last a lifetime

Kids learn impressive physical skills in martial arts class. But it’s the skills you can’t see that will last a lifetime.

Family-friendly Halloween fun going on in the Pittsburgh area!

Kidsburgh Ambassador Yu-Ling Cheng highlights fun Halloween activities!

Mandatory recess? Local 7th-graders push to make it a law in Pennsylvania.

From the halls of Huston Middle School in the Burrel School District to the Pennsylvania State Capitol building in Harrisburg, a group of seventh-graders are learning their opinions and voices […]

Cafe Momentum program looks to give Pittsburgh’s young people a second chance

A criminal record shouldn’t define a young person’s entire life. Cafe Momentum trains teens with the skills to earn steady employment and build stable lives.

Introducing new parenting initiatives and resources from Kidsburgh

Kidsburgh joins Pittsburgh Today Live and looks ahead to new initiatives to help support parents.

Don’t miss your baby’s free $100 for education funding from the Pennsylvania Treasury

In addition to the gift of money, it’s a great teaching tool for kids to learn about saving.

Pittsburgh mom creates VolunTOTS to help little kids volunteer

“VolunTOTS took on a life of its own that I had never anticipated, but it’s really exciting.”

Jumping Jack Theater brings interactive experience to kids with sensory sensitivities

very person has shine within them, and it’s what makes them special and unique, just like every star.”

Explore art through family-friendly activities around Pittsburgh

Yu-Ling Behr joins Mikey Hood and Celina Pompeani on Pittsburgh Today Live to look at family-friendly art resources around Pittsburgh. For the full guide of art learning resources, take a […]

Pitt research project explores mental health of teens

The research project used collaborative filmmaking, giving teenagers equipment to create, film and edit on their own.

Take a look at the new exhibits in Pittsburgh’s Children’s Museum and MuseumLab

The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and MuseumLab were closed for 15 months during the pandemic, and they just opened with some brand new exhibits, including a climbing area for older […]

Carnegie Science Center teams with the Pittsburgh Penguins on new ‘Science of Hockey’ show

“It’s a show that explores physics, geometry, material science behind the game of hockey.”


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