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Pittsburgh Student Activist Coalition Meets with Mayor Peduto

Following months of planning, the Pittsburgh Student Activist Coalition (PghSAC) is gaining traction and seeing exciting outcomes. PghSAC is a coalition of organizations that have youth-driven programs around social change and social justice. Founding members include AFSC PA, Three Rivers Community Foundation, and Pittsburgh Cares. Two youth representatives from each participating organization serve on the coalition. Youth representatives from AFSC include the Meeting’s own Wesley Peters, a junior at CAPA, and Joan Mukogosi, a junior at Winchester Thurston.

 

We are Unstoppable, Another World is Possible

We are Unstoppable, Another World is Possible

Youth trained to become junior master gardeners

While visiting West Virginia State University, BAPS youth leadership group also had the opportunity to participate in the Junior Master Gardening workshop with WVSU Extension Office. At the training we learned how to conduct hands-on learning activities for teaching gardening knowledge and skills to people young and old alike. We will use what we learned to conduct our own trainings in the community garden this summer.  

Youth take center stage at poverty forum

Members of the BAPS (Believing All is Possible!) youth leadership program in Logan, West Virginia were front and center at a community forum about child poverty in March 2013.  Sponsored by AFSC and a dozen other organizations, the forum focused on prison overcrowding, teen pregnancy prevention, family violence prevention, and parent education.  Advocates as well as people impacted by poverty spoke.

Celebration of Black History Month

Young leaders in Logan, W.Va., honored Black History Month this year by hosting a youth program at Logan High School Little Theatre on Feb. 19, 2013. Over 50 community members were in attendance.

Performances included a poetry reading of "America" by Maya Angelou, presentation of excerpts from President Obama's 2013 inauguration speech, a powerpoint presentation on African American innovators, and speeches summarizing student interviews of local human rights heroes.

Youth Join State Effort to End Child Poverty

Appalachian Center for Equality Youth Leadership in Logan, West Virginia is helping spearhead the local effort of the statewide Our Children, Our Future: The Campaign to End Child PovertyAt a community meeting on January 23rd in Logan, WV the youth voiced their concerns about child poverty and helped plan a regional forum in March where legislators and local officials will be invited to learn about

Black History Month: Creating a History Wall of Logan

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

 

February is Black History Month, an opportunity to celebrate the hard won victories for civil rights and justice--and reflect on how far we’ve come both as a nation and as a community.

 Please join the Believing All is Possible (BAPS) Youth Leadership Group and the Logan County Improvement League in the creation of…

A History Wall: The Great Journey of Logan

Girls Leadership Grows in Boone County

A new youth leadership program has kicked off at Sherman High School in Boone County, West Virginia.  The eight girls have so far visited Marshall University, learned about media's effect on women through a Miss Representation screening and discussion, established groundrules and goals for the group, and discussed healthy relationships with staff from WV FREE, a statewide reproductive justice organization.

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