Congratulations Youth Reporters!

Happy June!

Our committee yesterday accepted 43 new applicants and 3 returning reporters from our One Young World 2012 Summit into the 2013-2014 High School Youth Reporter’s program. This cohort includes 5 ninth graders, 6 tenth graders, 15 eleventh graders, and 20 twelfth graders from the following 31 schools below as well as a home-schooled student. To build on last year’s success covering the summit, the new cohort will serve for the entire 2013-2014 school year covering a range of events with the October Remaking Cities conference as their initial focus.

Also building on last year’s success, 2012 alums are being groomed to serve as Youth Reporters during Summer 2013 to cover the Hive Days of Summer in collaboration with The Sprout Fund under a stipend-based program.  We’ll briefly discuss this at the kick-off meeting.


In short, our hard work is taking shape as a program:


Cohort 1 — First-ever cohort cover OYW 2012 (Fall 2012)

Cohort 2 — Selected experienced Cohort 1 members serve as stipend-supported reporters covering Hive events (Summer 2013)

Cohort 3 — New class of 2013-2014 Reporters cover Remaking Cities and other events with mentoring from selected Cohort (2013-2014 school year)


With continued care, Pittsburgh Youth Media is shaping up as a way of life.


The kick-off meeting for this cohort and parents/caregivers will be June 11th, 6 to 8 pm at Carlow University. This meeting will be a very general housekeeping-type orientation (i.e., no media training, no issues discussion, etc.) Details are in this RSVP link:


List of schools represented by the 2013-2014 High School Youth Reporters


Brentwood HS

Cornell HS

East Allegheny HS

Elizabeth Forward HS

Fox Chapel Area HS

Home school

McKeesport Area HS

Monessen High School

Moon Area High School

Mt. Lebanon High School

North Allegheny Senior HS

Oakland Catholic HS

Peters Township HS

Pine-Richland HS

Pittsburgh Allderdice HS

Pittsburgh Brashear

Pittsburgh CAPA

Pittsburgh Carrick

Pittsburgh Milliones U-Prep

Pittsburgh Obama

Plum High School

Propel Braddock Hills HS

Riverside Beaver County HS

Shaler Area High School

Sto-Rox High School

The Ellis School

Thomas Jefferson HS

Trinity Christian School

Upper Saint Clair HS

Wilkinsburg High School

Winchester Thurston

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