Teen Advisory Board (Fall 2013)

Teen Advisory Board

The HIVE projects, part of the Sprout Foundation of Pittsburgh brings cool programs to schools and libraries, including low income neighborhoods around Pittsburgh.

For the development of a grant to create a S.T.E.A.M. Teen Space, we did a poll over 3 weeks to ask our teens for what kind of programs our teens would be interested in bringing to Carnegie Library of Homestead.


All participants were between 11-17 years of age, and pulled from local schools. Participants were given snacks, and a star for participating in the session. If they stayed through the session, and voted on the Survey Monkey poll, they were also given time to play on the Wii.

Total Participants: 17
Total Girls: 
Boys: 5
Grades 5-8: 12
Grades 9-12: 5
Number of Schools: 

Programs Introduced

Week 1 Programs (Powerpoint)

Arts and Bots
(Building Robots)
(Science Challenges for Girls)
Hear Me
(Record Your Own Stories)
Hip-Hop on Lock
(Create Your Own Record Label)
(Wood Printing)

Week 2 Programs

Digital Salad
(Art making meets technology on the farm)
(High tech textiles, building electronic gadgets, teaching children through doing)
(Taking real tools, materials and turning them into real fun.)
Mobile App Lab (Grades 9-12)
(Programming experience and opportunities.)
Neighborhood Voices
(Encouraging communities, validating individuals, archiving experience, sharing voices)

Week 3 Programs

Take p*ART
(Create your own movies and images to critique existing news)
The Literary Arts Boom (The LAB)
(Multiple programs based on different experts from authors to zoologists to do interesting activities)
(Growing girl power, igniting passion for math and science careers)

Statistic Analysis

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