A dynamic space of inspiration, and a monumental site for local youth and the community-at-large. An outdoor, sculpted-earth amphitheater will provide a flexible arena for a variety of events, speaking for those who help design and construct it, and speaking to those who will gather within its bounds. The amphitheater will be the product of a community-based process commencing with forums to gather input from kids, teens and community members to reflect the needs and aspirations of our youth population. Ideas will be generated thru workshops with a landscape architect, designers, and Wilkinsburg’s youth and community members. These workshops will include a presentation of the site plan, the inherent challenges, and how the hurdles of location and budget can often be overcome with good design. At the initial forums, youth from Wilkinsburg area schools will be encouraged to discuss the daily happenings of their lives and how this can shape changes they would like to see in the community and in the world. Visits to the site and educational hands-on projects will guide design opportunities, encouraging an interweaving of ideas to create a space of interaction, ensuring participation of kids and teens at every step along the way. Youth participants will then be inspired by local volunteer artists to explore their creativity and ideas thru public art using recycled materials. Together their ideas will build upon one another and the recycled works of art created by youth will speak to the community by serving as permanent art features in the amphitheater.