Education & Outreach

WTVI is on air, online and all around the Charlotte area. We’re active across our 13-county viewing area covering local stories for Carolina Impact  and Carolina Business Review, delivering literacy training to parents and teachers, offering community health screenings and financial literacy workshops, hosting community conversations, previewing upcoming PBS programs, and more.

Meet PBS Kids’ Daniel Tiger on “Be My Neighbor Day”!

PBS Charlotte and PNC Grow Up Great are sponsoring a “Be My Neighbor Day” on Thursday, September 22 from 5 – 7:30 PM at the Beatties Ford Library. Click here to download our informational PDF!

Come out and meet PBS Kids’ Daniel Tiger and have fun engaging in hands-on activities and games. Daniel will also make a special appearance at this year’s Festival in the Park on Sunday, September 25 from noon – 1:30 PM. It will be a Grrrrrrific time, so we hope to see you there!

Letters to the Next President


Letters to the Next President 2.0 recently launched a youth media publishing site where teens can submit letters to the next president about issues that matter to them. Click here for more information and to submit letters!

Schedule a Studio Tour of PBS Charlotte!

If your school, church, or community group would like to schedule a tour of the PBS Charlotte studio this summer, please download this form to fill out and then submit it via email to

For Teachers & Childcare Providers

bevwith chartIn addition to all the great children’s programming WTVI airs every day, we also offer a range of resources that start preschoolers on the road to reading, give educators and K-12 students online access to thousands of video, audio and print materials related to PBS shows, and help educators improve their practice with high-quality, low-cost professional development courses. Contact Beverly Dorn-Steele, Director of Education & Outreach, for more information on free early literacy workshops for childcare providers and preschool teachers.

Learn more about WTVI’s education resources for educators.

Learning (and Fun) for Kids & Families

Beverly at Sugar Creek LibraryHealthy habits begin at home and WTVI gives families lots of great ideas to learn, share and make things together–from book ideas, to tips for eating smart and staying active, to crafts and games for a rainy day, WTVI and PBS are a trusted resource for family-friendly activities.

Learn more about WTVI’s content for kids & families.


WTVI in the Community

community outreachHow can you connect with WTVI in the community?

Tune into our original programs on local news, culture, business and history to discover great stories in our region. Pitch us a story idea of your own. Partner with us to promote and expand the reach of local health, education and performance arts organizations. Attend local screenings and participate in special events.

Learn more about WTVI’s community outreach.

Play the WTVI PBS Charlotte Kart Kingdom Game

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Visit to play the game, then customize your own unique Karts and complete challenges.

Instructions on how to access WTVI’s Kart on Kart Kingdom

  1. Go to Internet Explorer or Google Chrome
  2. Type into Search bar
  3. Create a username and password- WRITE IT DOWN SOMEWHERE to play the game
  4. After creating username and password, you will be taken to the main page
  5. In order to use the code, a mission must be played first.
  6. The first truck you come to is the mission truck. Play a mission and then return to the main screen
  7. Drive your Kart over to the parts store- click on the trailer to enter the store
  8. Go to the body icon, and click secret code- WTVIBBQ. After the code has been entered, the BBQ cart and sign will be unlocked.
  9. Select both items.
  10. Play the game!