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Pittsburgh Cares is now accepting 2013-14 term applications for HandsOn Tech VISTA, an AmeriCorps VISTA program in partnership with Google and the HandsOn Network.

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posted 5/29/13 @ 10:00 am

This program is designed to recruit, train and encourage a diverse team of students to cover local, regional and national issues from their perspective. High School Youth Reporters produce stories presenting fact and opinion using journalistic writing, creative writing, photography, audio, video, original art and more for broad publication via traditional media (i.e., print, television and radio) and web-based platforms.

Click here to apply

posted 5/14/13 @ 11:24 am
posted 5/10/13 @ 3:17 pm

Monday April 22, 2013 - 8 a.m.- 2 p.m.

posted 3/27/13 @ 9:40 am
Youth Spotlight Awarded to Kezia L. Ellison

Kezia L. Ellison’s founding of Educating Teens about HIV/AIDS, Inc. has led to widespread awareness and prevention education in the City of Pittsburgh and throughout Pennsylvania. Kezia's efforts have increased support for programs that help decrease the HIV/AIDS epidemic by informing teens about this deadly disease and reminding them that it is 100% preventable. By encouraging awareness, more young people are learning how to protect themselves and are reaching out to educate others.

posted 2/07/13 @ 3:28 pm
FREE COLLEGE SUCCESS FORUM - FEB. 4, 2013

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl is proud to partner with PACAC and PHEAA for a College Success Forum hosted at Robert Morris University on Monday, February 4, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A wide array of professionals will discuss topics regarding college access and success as well as helping students find successful pathways to college and careers. The event is free of charge and open to all PACAC members, college-access colleagues, concerned parents and current students from across the state. Register here.

posted 1/28/13 @ 11:31 am
Be Prepared for Your Future

As you segue into adulthood, there will be many opportunities that present themselves to you. No matter what your plans are for your future - whether it be to go to college, travel the world, start a business or even start a family of your own - it is important to be financially prepared for your journey! Check out the tips and information in our Financial Literacy Guide to help you prepare for your financial future.

posted 1/25/13 @ 4:30 pm

Daniel Denlinger is very active in his church, school and community.  He completed this summer's Youth Civic Leadership Academy and continues to work on community clean-up projects as well as activities at his church. Daniel was the facilitator of the Homewood Love Your Block project in 2012 and is an excellent role model for all of Pittsburgh's young residents.

posted 11/30/12 @ 3:30 pm

The Carnegie Museum of Natural History is recruiting high school students for a unique new volunteer opportunity.

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posted 11/19/12 @ 9:00 am
Homeless Children's Awareness Week

The Mayor's Youth Council's school supply drive during Homeless Children's Awareness Week collected all these supplies to benefit the Homeless Children's Education Fund!

Thanks to Pittsburgh Obama 6-12, City Charter High School and Oakland Catholic High School for participating. Great job, Youth Council!

posted 11/02/12 @ 9:00 am

Join the nationwide effort to end bullying and discrimination in schools and communities by signing Mayor Luke Ravenstahl’s “Stand Up to Bullying” pledge.

posted 10/18/12 @ 3:46 pm
Youth Spotlight Awarded to Dray Cottingham of City High Charter School

Dray Cottingham uses his experience and passion for music, theater and dance to encourage inner-city youth to find their voice and speak out against injustice. As the founder of his own theater group, My Brother’s Keeper, Dray writes, produces and directs each production and donates half of the proceeds to a local youth-serving non-profit. Thanks to his hard work and passion, students across the City have the opportunity to use the arts to express their emotions.

posted 9/18/12 @ 12:00 pm
Youth Spotlight Award

William Yasha Bresolve, Melanie Fetsko, Maur'Shea Morgan and Alonae Phillips were awarded Mayor Luke Ravenstahl's Youth Spotlight Award for participation in the Civic Leaf Academy.

The Civic L.E.A.F. Academy engages Pittsburgh's young residents in sustainability practices and introduces them to career opportunities in the related fields. During this summer's inaugural class,  students met with the City's sustainability experts, learned about urban agriculture and gained a greater understanding of the impacts that sustainability and urban agriculture have on the social and economic development of a city. Together, they created a guide - called the LEAFlet - to help other local young residents become leaders for an environmentally alternative future.

posted 8/23/12 @ 2:00 pm
The Civic LEAF Academy

Mayor Ravenstahl is initializing a new program called The Civic LEAF Academy. Leaders for an Environmentally Alternative Future (LEAF) will participate in the five-week program that engages middle, high school and college students in annual green-themed programs.

The program’s three sectors include:

  • “Sprout” for middle school students
  • “Cultivate” for high school students
  • “Grow” for college students.

Application | Letter from Mayor Luke Ravenstahl | Schedule

posted 5/23/12 @ 1:00 pm

The Three Rivers Community Foundation is offering a Youth Ambassador Program for high school students in grades 10 through 12 - affording them opportunities to be community leaders.

Applications are due June 1, 2012.

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posted 5/11/12 @ 12:00 am

The Cops & Kids Summer Camp is a unique experience for Pittsburgh area youth to understand and explore the complexities of law enforcement.

posted 5/07/12 @ 12:00 pm

The Pittsburgh Summer Youth Employment Program (PSYEP) is a six-week summer employment program that places young City residents in employment with the City to gain valuable work experience, earn wages and contribute to Pittsburgh's economic growth.

The program will begin July 2 and continue through August 10, and is available to City of Pittsburgh residents between the ages of 14 and 21. Youths will be assigned to perform outdoor work, including restoration and conservation of City parks, public property and vacant lots, and internships, including general office work in a variety of local businesses.

Download an application here.

posted 5/01/12 @ 9:00 am

The Duquesne University School of Pharmacy has received Mayor Luke Ravenstahl's Youth Spotlight Award.

posted 4/27/12 @ 4:00 pm
College Success 101, a Guide for High School Students Seminar

On May 16, 2012, representatives from over 30 colleges and universities will participate in "College Success 101," hosted in Carnegie Mellon's University Center, providing students with information about the college search process, admission criteria, financial aid, scholarships and more.

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posted 4/27/12 @ 10:45 am

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl has announced a partnership with local colleges and universities to reach out to graduating seniors, encouraging them to “pick Pittsburgh” post-graduation. In a letter sent via email  to the thousands of graduating seniors at Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, Point Park University and the Community College of Allegheny County, Ravenstahl reminded students of the great reasons to begin their career and make a positive community impact in Pittsburgh.

posted 4/10/12 @ 12:00 am

Want to get involved, but don't know where to start? Follow some of these tips and you'll be involved in no time!

posted 4/03/12 @ 11:49 am
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