It can be difficult to find meaningful activities for teens during the pandemic. Here are a few great options:
TeenBloc’s Summer Youth Organizing Academy
TeenBloc, the youth division of A+ Schools, will be hosting a virtual Summer Youth Organizing Academy for high school students from August 10-14.
If your teen wants to learn more about Pittsburgh’s education system and how to advocate to improve it, the Organizing Academy is a great way for them to do so while meeting other passionate teen advocates. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up!
Peercorps engages middle and high school students in meaningful volunteer experiences within their communities. Through leadership development, social justice learning, and community building, PeerCorps strengthens young Jewish teens’ Jewish identity and commitment to Tikkun Olam.
The Sunburst School of Music right here in Squirrel Hill is offering classes and summer camps over Zoom for kids and teens of all ages! For more information on Sunburst’s many wonderful offerings, see https://sunburstmusic.com/programs.
Luminari Free Online Camps for Teens
Luminari Camps offers camps relating to diplomacy, public speaking, writing, and cooking. Because the pandemic has made these camps impossible to do in person, they are offering free online materials on all four topics! For more information, see https://www.luminari.org.
The Squirrel Hill Business District in collaboration with Pittsburgh City Council hosted a highly successful National Night Out event. The community came together in full force, making it a memorable evening of unity, fun, and engagement.
Preserving, Improving, and Celebrating the Quality of Life in Squirrel Hill
For over fifty years, the Coalition has been an active and important link in the community. It has served as a sounding board for new ideas, as well as a “watchdog” in the areas of public safety, education, residential quality, the business district, and parks and open space. With its focus on the quality of life in the 14th Ward, SHUC continues to monitor activities and future developments in the community through a range of standing committees.