PGH Youth Vision
Assemble, Bike Pittsburgh, and other Pittsburgh-area youth organizations launched the #PGHYouthVision creative media campaign to share youth perspectives about the future of our region with policymakers and grassroots organizers.
#PGHYouthVision is a media campaign to share Pittsburgh youth’s perspectives and visions on the future of our city, region, and country. This project, supported by regional youth organizations and programs, used creative media to drive civic engagement among youth, amplify the voices of young people, facilitate intergenerational grassroots organizing, and help shape policy. Pittsburgh area youth-serving organizations participated by engaging the media campaign hashtag #PGHYouthVision with their students during regularly scheduled out-of-school time program hours. The media created from this campaign includes written, visual or performative works addressing issues of justice and capturing the ideas of the students for a public audience.
Youth organizations were invited to present at the culminating town hall meeting on April 27, 2017 at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater in East Liberty. Youth organizations set up display tables with their campaign projects at this town hall meeting. The town hall consisted of a panel of youth, moderators, and an audience of parents, families, administrators, teachers, grassroots organizers, city planning, policy makers and reporters. The platform this town hall provided included intergenerational and cross-industry networking, as well as an introduction to civic engagement for youth well before they are old enough to vote.