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UPitt Speaker Series: Cultivating Genius in Black Children

The University of Pittsburgh is hosting a virtual P.R.I.D.E Speaker Series virtually for a special one-night-only event Wednesday, September 29 from 4-6 p.m. as they engage in a thought-provoking conversation focused on Cultivating Genius…

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Virtual Equity Summit: Register Today with Gwen’s Girls!

Registration is open for the 6th Annual BGEA Virtual Equity Summit, September 22-24, 2021. Participants can join the Fireside Chats and choose from important educational sessions. The first 50 Gwen’s Girls or BGEA students and parents to sign up…

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Q&A with Macon Stewart, Co-Author of the Crossover Youth Practice Model

Growing research continues to support that restorative practices allow youth to remain in their homes and schools, help systems-involved families heal and keep communities intact. As such, prioritizing kinship care as a means to prevent out-of-home youth from becoming dually involved is reflected in juvenile justice and child welfare organizations’ practices and priorities nationwide. Additionally, models like the Crossover Youth…

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Pittsburgh Magazine Profiles ASCI Founder’s Transformative Kinship Care Contributions

Article originally published in Pittsburgh Magazine. In 1993, Dr. Sharon McDaniel saw an opportunity. The need was dire, but McDaniel felt that her career had built up to that moment…

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TikTok Creator Teaches the Importance of Fostering Teenagers

Brittany Burcham became a certified emergency foster parent in October 2019 and since then has fostered around 50 youth, most of whom are between 10-17 years old. ABC News shares…

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First Black Rodeo Queen of Arkansas Teaches the Importance of Farming

When Ja’Dayia Kursh, Arkansas’ first Black rodeo queen, was 13 years old, she started to participate in rodeos and involving herself in the pony express, riding for the Arkansas Seven….

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