Advocacy in Harrisburg: Support for Afterschool Programs

Arwen Kozak

By Arwen Kozak - 11th Grade, Pittsburgh CAPA

“Everybody here will become an adult... I can look back and say I know people who grew old but they never grew up,” Pittsburgh Representative Ed Gainey told a room of students at the 2016 after school Advocacy Day. Read more [...]

Summer 16 “Dream, Explore, Do!” Initiative

Malyk Johnson 1By Malyk Johnson – 12th Grade, Allderdice High School On March 21st, Mayor William Peduto and County Executive Rich Fitzgerald announced the “Summer ‘16 Dream! Explore! Do!” initiative. The initiative will provide thousands of local children with fun and educational activities throughout the city of Pittsburgh during the summer time. Read more [...]

Resplendent Bones

Suzen Richardson 2 By Suzen Richardson – 10th Grade, Propel Braddock Hills High School Check out Suzen Richardson's amazing poem that has been published on the Pittsburgh Poetry Houses website! Read more [...]

My Biggest Accomplishment of all Time

Suzen Richardson 2 By Suzen Richardson – 10th Grade, Propel Braddock Hills High School Ever since I was a child I wanted to become a published author.. Read more [...]

Double the Joy From Double Reeds

Grace DoerflerBy Grace Doerfler - 10th Grade, Oakland Catholic High School I’ve experimented with several different instruments over the years. I played the piano for a while; I learned how to play a wind instrument by trying the alto saxophone, then its cousins: the tenor and baritone. None of them really suited me though, and not until the summer before seventh grade did I really love making music.   Read more [...]

A POSiTive Experience with Apost

Maura Sheedy 1 By Maura Sheedy – 12th Grade, Oakland Catholic High School My school day ends promptly at 2:33 Monday through Friday. That leaves my classmates and I, along with all other school-age youth, with over eight hours to spend the rest of our day.  This after school time for children across America has thus been coined as “what happens after 3pm.” Read more [...]

A New Experience

Mirjana Hutnik By Mirjana Hutnik – 9th Grade, Peters Township High School When I was eight my entire family, all thirteen of us, rented a house in a very small town in the south of France. We stayed for two weeks and basically just took it day by day as to where and what we wanted to do. Each day had a little surprise in itself, figuring out where we would go, and what kind of people we’d see, and most often what kind of new food we’d get to try. Read more [...]

One Special Trip

Grace DoerflerBy Grace Doerfler - 10th Grade, Oakland Catholic High School During a recent visit to Washington, D.C., my dad and I decided to bike to Mt. Vernon for an afternoon. There’s a beautiful 18-mile trail that leads all the way to from D.C. to George Washington’s historic home—the perfect project for a balmy spring day.   Read more [...]

My Chosen Superpower

Loren Perry 1 Loren Perry – 9th Grade, West Allegheny High School My chosen superpower would be to.. Read more [...]

The Maiden

Serena Zets By Serena Zets – 10th Grade, Pittsburgh CAPA I am raw, structured of boulders, bones, and bricks. Read more [...]