A new article from NEXT Pittsburgh’s Kidsburgh celebrates the “Impressive Homewood Brushton YMCA” and the numerous benefits it can deliver for Pittsburgh-area youth. As the article states, “With its high-end and techy renovations, this isn’t your dad’s YMCA. This Y features a state-of-the-art recording studio, photography and videography skills areas, large performance space, flex conference room and cafe.”
The renovations will support the Pittsburgh community, but specifically help the Homewood-Brushton YMCA’s Lighthouse Project, an after-school curriculum that teaches leadership and career readiness in filmmaking, photography, music, production and graphic design.
“The program specializes in digital media and the arts,” said James Brown, director of youth development for the YMCA. “The new space gives access to more students all over the city, particularly in the east end of Pittsburgh.”
The article also focuses on how students are already thriving in the new space. It cites a music group, INK, that was formed at the center that has now gone on to lay other venues in the city including the Rex Theater in South Side, Pittsburgh.
The HB YMCA project has already been featured by the local NPR station and the Pittsburgh Business Times.