May 4, 2023

Live Well Allegheny Launches “Rethink Your Drink” Campaign to Promote Healthy Water Drinking Habits

Live Well Allegheny has launched a campaign to promote healthier beverage choices called “Rethink Your Drink.” The campaign provides education on the effects of consuming sugar-sweetened beverages, like sodas and most juices, and encourages water as the best drink option to build healthy habits in children and teens.

How To Participate in the Campaign

Allegheny County residents, schools, municipalities, afterschool programs, child care centers or providers, and community partners are encouraged by Live Well Allegheny to get involved in the campaign through a variety of methods.

Visit the Rethink Your Drink campaign webpage to find more resources and information, including a campaign toolkit. The toolkit includes:

Those interested in participating can access free campaign materials, including water bottles, through the Rethink Your Drink Campaign Request Form.

About Live Well Allegheny

Live Well Allegheny, an initiative of the Allegheny County Health Department, is a county-wide campaign to improve the overall health and wellness of Allegheny County residents.

Visit the Live Well Allegheny website to learn more about the program and the Rethink Your Drink campaign.


April 24, 2023

Youth Producers Meet-Up – Remake Learning Days

Calling all songwriters, beatmakers, and mix engineers ages 14-22!

Come to the Youth Producers Meet-Up to share your tracks, hear how they sound in a professional studio, get feedback from peers and professionals, eat snacks, and meet other creative young music makers in Pittsburgh.

This event is FREE to attend.

When: Thursday, 5/4 | 4 – 7:30 p.m.

Where: YMCA Lighthouse Project, 7140 Bennett Street, Pittsburgh, PA. 15208

For more information or questions, visit the Remake Learning Days – Southwestern PA event page, or contact K. Bey at


October 7, 2019

Raising Readers Tweens & Teens Meet Author Jewell Parker Rhodes

This October, tweens and teens from Trying Together’s Raising Readers Together Club got a chance to meet “Ghost Boys” author, Jewell Parker Rhodes.


In the Spring of 2019, tweens and teens in Trying Together’s Raising Readers Club read “Ghost Boys,” a heartbreaking story about a twelve-year-old boy named Jerome. Weaving historical and socio-political elements into the story, the novel explores “the complexities of today’s world and how one boy grows to understand American blackness in the aftermath of his own death.”

Pittsburgh-native Jewell Parker Rhodes met with our Raising Readers tweens and teens early this month to autograph their books and answer questions about writing techniques. Running weekly, the Raising Readers Together Club explores the importance of acceptance, equality, and tolerance through reading.

About the Author

After entering college as a dance major, Jewell Parker Rhodes discovered that there were novels written by African Americans, for African Americans, and from there, her writing career took flight. After publishing six novels for adults, two writing guides, and a memoir, Jewell continued on to publish five children’s books, including the New York Times bestseller and #1 Kids’ Indie Next Pick “Ghost Boys.” When she’s not writing, Jewell regularly visits schools to talk about her books with children and teaches writing at Arizona State University.

More Information

To learn more about Jewell Parker Rhodes, visit her website.

For more information on the Raising Readers Together Club, contact Cynthia Battle at 412.567.1304 or