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Afterschool Program Information

Last Updated: 3/22/2021 7:01 PM

The Arts
Propel Afterschool offers daily art classes taught by area artists. Mary Collins is the Afterschool Resident Artist who works with sites and coordinates the end of year Afterschool Arts Show.  To see this year’s artists, please follow the link.  

Mary Collins

Artist in Residence, Propel Montour Elementary School, Propel Pitcairn

Shelia Ali

Propel Hazelwood

Kaceem Barnett

Propel Northside

Bonnie Benacquista

Propel East

Emmanuel Deanda

Propel Braddock Hills High School

Sandra Dowe

Propel McKeesport

Bianca Brandon 

Propel Homestead, Propel Pitcairn, Propel Hazelwood, Propel Montour Elementary School, Propel Braddock Hills Elementary School

Marie Mejia

Propel Homestead

Susan Sarabok

Propel Braddock Hills High School, Propel Braddock Hills Middle School

Paige Tibbe

Propel Braddock Hills Elementary School



Propel East art with Bonnie Benacquista



Propel McKeesport art with Mary Collins

Propel Afterschool features area partners skilled in science delivery. The emphasis is always on hands-on learning. The Urban League of Pittsburgh, the YWCA Stem Stars Program, and Main Street offer science lessons throughout the school year and into the summer


Propel Northside Science


Making tornadoes with the Urban League

Healthy Lifestyles
Judo, Cub Scouts, Reading is Fundamental, social-emotional learning through Adagio Health, opportunities for physical activity and creative movement, and cooking for nutrition provide scholars with lessons for life.


Cooking at Propel Homestead


Judo at Propel Homestead


Judo at Propel Northside

College/Career Exploration
Through innovative regular and summer programming such as BHMS Special Projects, the Urban League’s Stem Girlz Program and partner Penn State Greater Allegheny field trips, scholars have examined medical, STEAM, and other careers.


Penn State Greater Allegheny College Tour


Penn State Greater Allegheny College Tour

Connecting with the Community
Propel Schools Action Team

Afterschool Action Team