The Kids+Creativity Network
Kids+Creativity is a collaborative network of people, projects, and organizations working together to remake learning in the Greater Pittsburgh Region. Representing more than 100 organizations spanning schools, museums, libraries, afterschool programs, community centers, higher education institutions, the private sector, and the philanthropic community, Kids+Creativity is a model for learning that builds on the basics and enables children and youth to develop relevant skills that the new economy rewards.
Pittsburgh is a living learning community—alive with creativity and opportunity!
Once home to Fred Rogers, Pittsburgh is now home to an eclectic and talented group of creative innovators using new ideas and technologies to improve the lives of children and youth in the region.
By combining Digital Media and Learning (DML) and the ethos of the DIY “maker culture,” the Greater Pittsburgh Region is developing a 21st century model of a creative, collaborative, and connected learning opportunities that provide remarkable experiences for children and youth to learn anytime and anywhere.
Researchers, university labs, cultural institutions, and child-serving agencies are working across disciplines to forge dynamic partnerships with educators and administrators of public, private, charter, and virtual school systems, civic leaders, and the burgeoning entrepreneurial private sector focused on technology and media.
With millions of dollars invested, thousands of children and youth engaged, hundreds of dedicated practitioners active in dozens of organizations, and a thriving ecosystem to support and sustain this work, Pittsburgh’s approach is yielding tangible results for children, youth, and the community at large.