PHS students looking for community partners


One Northside has partnered with the Community College of Allegheny County, Perry High School, BMe Community and Ya Momz House, Inc. to create Northside Narratives, an initiative that was designed to spark entrepreneurship in students at PHS. Forty project proposals were chosen and will receive $1,000 from One Northside and also receive enrollment in an entrepreneurship course for three credits from CCAC. One Northside and The Buhl Foundation are the financial backers for this project.

On February 2, a Community Pitch Fair was held at Alloy 26 in Nova Place for students participating in Northside Narratives. Members of the community were encouraged to come and hear student’s projects, and to figure out ways to collaborate with youth to help them achieve their goals. For updates on their projects, or to get involved, email or follow NsideNarratives on Instagram and Twitter, and Northside Narratives on Facebook. Community members are encouraged to become a mentor, sponsor, collaborator, speaker, or offer encouragement and networking advice to participating students.


List of PHS students and their projects

Tamyah Epperson and Shayla Johnson– Financial Literacy Project

Monique Coates– Create Keystone Exam Prep Class

Jayson Davis– Create Keystone Exam Support Website with Sample Questions

Jennasya Yetski– Support group for teens living in bad home situations

Mahogany Bunch and Brittany Schell– Northside Neighborhood Cleanup

Steven Ross– Northside Littering Campaign

Michael Kisner– Create a Student Marketing Team for Perry

James Simpson, Nathanial Miles, and Martel Nelson– Basketball Court Renovation (Jack Stack Court)

Liam Mares and Brenden Trowell– JROTC Support Group

Diamond Bryant and Jaelynn Burress– Teen Parents Support Group

Brianna Morales-Lopes– Youth Bullying Support Group

Anthony McBride– Sex Abstinence Campaign/Support Group

Cara Clakre– Student Depression Support Group

Hamiso Muzhimu– Create African Women’s Association

Melvina Black– Create a foundation that supports animals/vet career

Jazmine Hale– Northside Community Garden

Amoni Graham, Dajuane Glover, and Candace Luster– Sports Mentoring to Northside Elementary Students

Terlayshaw McIntosh– Cooking Business/Better School Lunch Options

Kierra Harrison– Games Not Guns Project

Kara Anderson– Audiobooks Project

Khalil Adams– Create Perry School Store

Shyhiem Thomas– Police Brutality/Police Campaign

Daijah Titus– Perry Band Fundraising Project

Sadira McClean– School Fighting Prevention Group

Cierra Smith– Stand Together Depression/Mental Health Support

Lennel Hade– Youth Media/Film Company Support

Jamar Grace– In-School Tutoring Program

Sarah Matter– Manchester Craftmen’s Art Partnership Program

Diamonique Nolen– Community Dance/Cheer Business Idea

Teonna Nelson– Teen Homeless Support Group

Aiden Paredes– LGBTQ Homeless Support Group

Demetrius Witherspoon– Stress Less Young Men’s Discussion Group

DaSky Lowry– Inside & Out Girls Self-Confidence Group

Davis Freeman– Perry School Pride Group

Amir Dennis– Restorative Justice/Student Suspensions Project

Savanna Barber– In-School Recycling Program

Tyler McGhee– Community Gun Violence Prevention

Elexia Terry– Community Gun Violence Prevention

Alexia Zappi– New Careers Guest Speaker Series

Khadija Osman– Community Resource Social Club

Northside Chronicle Donation