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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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inquire within
Through August, 2014
In an exciting new collaboration between WQED and neighborhood libraries, we’re inviting you to “inquire within” as we take PBS resources into the community. Our goal is to help kids between 3 and 11 explore new reading, math, and technology skills to help battle the Summer Slump! Check out screenings, activities, reading programs, and app-a-thons taking place at Peters Township Library, Northern Tier Library, Northland Library and Plum Library throughout July and August.

Super Why at the Y
Through August 8, 2014
Reading is power, and Super Why at the Y helps kids learn the fundamentals of reading through interactive story book adventures! Join us at Super WHY Summer Camps in Westmoreland County YMCAs to increase your 4- to 7-year-old's reading potential. 25% discount for YMCA members or WQED members. June 16-20 at Ligonier Valley YMCA (724.238.3619) June 23-27 at Valley Points Family YMCA, New Kensington Branch (724.335.9191) July 14-18 at Ligonier Valley YMCA (724.238.3619) July 21-25 at Greensburg YMCA (724.834.0150) July 28-Aug. 1 at Valley Points Family YMCA, Kiski Valley Branch (724.845.1968)  August 4-8 at Regional Family YMCA of Laurel Highlands (724.547.9622)