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PBS Kids Go! Young Writers Contest     go to website

Reading, writing and imagination are all part of the national PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest initiative, operated in conjunction with local schools across the country. This year, WQED is partnering with West Virginia Public Broadcasting, WPSU, and the EQT Foundation to offer the contest, which encourages children in grades K through 3 to submit their own original stories and illustrations for local, regional and national recognition. Enter to win the 2012 contest!

Teens On Q

Teens On Q is a television program, produced by WQED, that takes teens behind the scenes of a particular career or industry to meet professionals already at work there, provides teens with some basis for career exploration, and gives them the chance to think about academic, volunteer, and job-shadowing opportunities they can pursue now to prepare for that career. Click to watch Teens On Q Online On-Demand, and check out the Online Job Shadowing Guide (pdf).

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upcoming events

The Homestretch Screening with Dinner
April 7th, 6pm at WQED's Fred Rogers Studio
Free! - Register here Join us for a screening and panel discussion about The Homestretch, focusing on the path to graduation for three homeless youth. Featuring Saleem Ghabril of the Pittsburgh Promise and other guests, we’ll shed light on Pittsburgh’s issues and solutions. Free event with food provided. At the event, students will be entered into a drawing to win an iPad mini.

iQ: smartparent Digital Badging
Thursday, April 9th at 8:30pm

Watch iQ: smartparent episode on Digital Badging, on WQED. Digital badging provides an opportunity for learners of all ages to acquire skills and credentials in a variety of settings.