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YES Receives ACHD
Lead Mini-Grant 

YES received grant funds from the Allegheny County Health Department to conduct an education campaign on lead exposure and to continue lead investigative research in East End communities with youth researchers.

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YES Students Join Allegheny Health Department Meeting

The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) facilitated an ideation session on lead exposure related communications. The goal of the meeting was to generate new and creative ways to communicate with the public about lead education and lead testing. YES students from the “Leading the Discussion on Lead” project were invited to participated in the meeting. 

Allegheny Front

Teens Earn and Learn While Education Their Neighbors About Lead Exposure

Kara Holsopple, August 17, 2017

It’s a hot, sunny day in August, and high school students McKayla Dixon, Anesa Reed, and Keith Jamison are working their summer jobs. The three teenagers are pounding the pavement, walking up and down hills, with clipboards in hand, hoping to talk with residents in Pittsburgh’s Lincoln-Lemington neighborhood about their exposure

to lead.

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Fighting Lead Exposure on the Home Front: Education, blood tests, water pipes and housing remediation

Jill Daly, August 1, 2017

Getting the word out about the dangers
of lead, and how it threatens the health of young children and pregnant women, has taken to the streets this summer.
Pittsburgh YES Students spent a warm afternoon recently tracking customer traffic at two stores in Lincoln-Lemington as research for a lead education program designed and carried out by young people.

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