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.
The Kids+Creativity Network
Drawn together by a shared purpose, learning innovators in Pittsburgh have worked under the banner of “Kids+Creativity” to improve opportunities for children and youth to live, learn, and play. Supported by deep commitments from the region’s philanthropic community, and more recently through the strategic stewardship of The Sprout Fund, this interdisciplinary network has been meeting, exchanging ideas, and collaborating since 2007.
Committed to transforming the Pittsburgh region into one of the best places on Earth to be a kid, Kids+Creativity is leveraging Pittsburgh’s history of originality and ingenuity to astonish, delight, enrich, and inspire children to play, learn, and grow in the digital age.
Kids+Creativity is a collaborative network of people, projects, and organizations working at the intersection of Science, Technology, and the Arts to provide all children and youth with the best opportunity to learn and be creative.