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Special Programs

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

iQ: smartparent "Aiding Autism"
April 24, 2014, 8 and 10 pm, WQED-TV
iQ: smartparent will broadcast its episode on “Aiding Autism” on April 24 at 8 and 10 pm. We explored how digital devices and new technology can be helpful to children on the autism spectrum and with other special needs with guests Carla Mazefsky, PhD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Brett Spitale, Executive Director, Greater Pennsylvania Autism Speaks; and Aubrey Shick, Founder and CEO, Origami Robotics and her friend Romibo.

Deadline: April 25, 2014
Help us celebrate great educators, volunteers, parents, and community leaders. We all know people who truly go above and beyond the call of duty to Be There for kids. What better way to celebrate the community of people working together to ensure that our region’s youth are prepared to succeed than by recognizing those people who inspire us all with their commitment, enthusiasm, and tireless dedication to education. 
Please take a moment to nominate an individual for the Be There awards: Click Here to Nominate by April 25!
And join us on Thursday, May 29th from 5-7:30 pm at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater as we celebrate all of the great work happening in our region to support kids! RSVP Here!