TeenBloc is A+ Schools' youth leadership program that works directly with students on issues that affect their school experiences. The program is a coalition of Student leaders and organizers in Pittsburgh-area high schools whose purpose is to raise the student voice and create positive change in education. TeenBloc advocates for students and at the same time teaches students to advocate for themselves.
This past summer, TeenBloc held a Youth Organizing Academy that engaged close to 20 students in advocacy and leadership development. The students learned goal-setting, communication skills, organizing techniques and how to analyze and address issues that affect them and their peers.
Since the summer, students have met on a regular basis in both citywide and chapter meetings to continue to develop their issue campaign around effective teaching and to plan a major youth conference that will be held in January.
Directly below you'll find more information on the citywide meeting, the conference and how to get involved in TeenBloc.
Inform and Take Action
Calling all students to attend the next TeenBloc Citywide Meeting on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at 1901 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 in the Hill District.
Click here to RSVP.
Click here to listen to some of our TeenBloc students talk about their experiences on "The Youth Block" podcast as part of Youth Express radio service.
Watch our latest episode of "Education Update" on PCTV, which focuses on the TeenBloc program.
To join a TeenBloc chapter meeting or to learn more about media training and podcast opportunities, contact Brandon Ahmauri, PULSE Fellow and TeenBloc Coordinator at: [email protected]org or 412-697-1298 ext. 104.
MLK Dreaming Radically Youth Conference
TeenBloc will host its inaugural MLK Dreaming Radically Youth Conference on Monday, January 15, 2018 from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m.
The conference will be held at 1901 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 in the Hill District.
The purpose of the conference is to help students recognize and celebrate their individual and shared power. Participants will brainstorm sustainable solutions regarding their educational experiences, develop action plans and network with other student leaders and activists.
The event is free and open to high school students throughout the Pittsburgh area.
Contact Brandon Ahmauri at: [email protected]or 412-697-1298 ext. 104 for more information.