Sweet Pea’s ice cream truck is on a heartwarming mission

Sweet Pea’s ice cream truck is helping Pittsburghers in need while bringing sweet treats to everyone.

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.

‘I can do it!’ VolunTOTS empowers little kids to do good in Pittsburgh communities

“I think people are looking for good, looking for joy and for community. And I think that we’re providing that for people.”

Matt’s Maker Space grows to an impressive 30 locations, including the first out of state

“My favorite thing is when a child walks into a Matt’s Maker Space and looks up at their teacher and says, ‘Who’s Matt?’ ”

7 practical tips for easing kids’ social media anxiety

Fear of missing out can make social media-using teens feel stressed. Here’s how you can help. 

Brown Mamas develops Grow Mama Grow, a database of community courses taught by moms

Brown Mamas inspires mothers, teaching them life lessons.

Sponsored Content Kids diagnosed with autism find an array of support and services at The Children’s Institute

“We want parents to know that The Children’s Institute is here to help.”

Pittsburgh families find silver linings to a full year of social distancing

“I tend to like the intimacy that we tend to have right now.”

What families can learn from this school’s mental health support for kids

When schools abruptly became remote last spring, mental health support was vital.

Kids with cancer love to hate Michael’s Meanies, an outlet for their fear and anxiety

Michael heard a little girl crying, and he wanted to give her something to help take her fear and frustration away.

PA School Counselor of the Year reinvents initiatives for Shaler kids during the pandemic

“This is where you can really make an impact, start shaping things. It’s where the magic really happens.”

This 8-year-old’s Project FUEL life lesson holds the secret to happiness

The answer is simple: Wake up happy.

‘Raise Your Voice: The Stories of SHOUT’ promotes diversity and inclusion among Pittsburgh kids

“We all realized how big SHOUT can be, especially with the wild times that are going on right now.”

How to talk to teens about dealing with online predators

Use this script to kick off a conversation with your kid. 

Kidsburgh Mental Health Guide: How can your school help you and your kids?

Schools have a wide range of resources available to help kids and their families with mental health.

Kidsburgh Mental Health Guide: What do we mean when we talk about kids’ mental health?

There is plenty of information and support now available to help families cultivate the best possible mental health.

Kidsburgh Mental Health Guide: What are warning signs of mental health difficulties in kids?

If heightened emotions seem to get in the way of their daily life, or a child seems very frequently angry or sad, it’s important to investigate further. 

Kidsburgh Mental Health Guide: Where parents can access community services

Fortunately, there are many good — and in many cases free — sources of mental health support in Pittsburgh. 

There’s hope for postpartum depression with new drug from Magee-Womens Hospital

“This medication has a rapid onset, with most patients reporting effects within 24 hours after completing the infusion.”

Math quiz: Could grassroots innovation + pandemic-fueled change = true transformation?

At this malleable moment, we can scale up progress for all learners.


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