Brashear 9th grader, Fatuma, talk about growing up in Tanzania, students at The Neighborhood Academy read and reflect on poetry, and 9 to 12 year old girls share advice about bullies, healthy relationships, and building character.
High school students at Nazareth College and Career Prep talk about the challenges Black girls face in schools and communities, Neighborhood Academy poets share and reflect upon original works, and current Brashear High School students talk about their upbringing locally and globally.
Montour High School creates a safe space for positive conversation, Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School senior, Julian, with original prose and Angaziya, a Brashear High School senior, talks about her South African roots.
High school students involved in Grow Pittsburgh's Summer gardening programs reflect on urban gardens, Spring Hill Elementary students share poems about Spring, and Wilkinsburg's own Jamarcus and RJ interview a gardener in their community.
Pittsburgh Public Schools and Holy Family Academy students review Black Panther, 1Hood musician, Elba, performs an original song, and Brashear High School students and teachers talk about, "It Takes a Village", a celebration of African and African American culture.
Pittsburgh area youth reflect on gun violence in communities and schools around the U.S. and, from Youth Radio in Oakland, California, a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School senior plays a musical tribute to a good friend lost to the February 14th shooting.
Students from Montour High School talk to a police officer about the act of "SWATting", 8th graders from Assumption School read original poetry, and Pittsburgh area teens tell personal stories about xenophobia and stereotypes.
Students from Holy Family Academy discuss reasons to learn African American history, Jourdan, from The Ellis School, reflects on The Little Black Boy, by William Blake and Community Foundation of Westmoreland County youth philanthropy interns feature a short documentary on neonatal abstinence syndrome, an effect of opioids on unborn children.
Brashear High School students with a critique of social media, Dae'Daeza reads original prose, and Pittsburgh-area high schools students talk about the challenges that artists face in Pittsburgh today.
High school juniors Chereigna Jones and Ben Wazny talk about aesthetics and the inner self, Elias Khouri plays an original song, and Brashear High School students Nasiir and Yungbo talk about schools in the US and in China.
Heinz youth philanthropy interns present a documentary on children's nutrition education, students at Winchester Thurston School with an original song, and academic games participation at Montour High School.
Holy Family Academy students talk about hopes for the new year, Robin Grayson with an original song, "What You See", and Allegheny Traditional Academy students with commentary on why learning history is important.
Clairton Elementary and Middle School students talk about their favorite aspects of Christmas, Madison Dalton and Liza Wilson with their celebration of Kwanzaa, and Christmas stories with Montour High School students.
Summer Youth Philanthropy Interns from The Heinz Endowments talk about the school-to-prison pipeline, Lynque Holt recites her original poem "Pain", and Clairton Middle School students perform an original radio drama.
Students participating in Culture Jam at The Ellis School, Elmira Hope, a Moshannon Valley High School senior, with original music, and students at Holy Family Academy discuss mental health and the impact of depression on society.