Slide show: Wallflowers and Wildflowers, the Alternative Homecoming Dance
The idea for an alternative homecoming dance came from the Mayor’s Youth Council which works with the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh teen program coordinators to create anti-bullying initiatives. Inspired by the made-in-Pittsburgh teen movie “The Perks of Being a Wallflower, organizers reached out to any student who may not feel comfortable attending their own school’s Homecoming dance. Home and cyber-schooled schooled as well as gay, lesbian and transgendered students were also invited to the event at the Carngie Museum of Natural History. The result? One cool party, the first of its kind in any city as far as organizers know.