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Our Afterschool program

Last Updated: 3/22/2021 6:47 PM

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At no cost to families, Propel Schools offers our Afterschool Program to all ages at our 13 charter schools. This program continues Monday through Thursday for 36 weeks with 8-12 total hours each week. That ends up being about an additional 360 hours of education and enrichment offered to our Propel scholars. Propel School's Afterschool Program aims to improve scholars' academic achievement, encourages healthy lifelong skills, provides resources, and builds an ongoing platform for scholars and families.

Family activities are also available throughout the year. In addition, the Propel Advisory Board meets quarterly with members of the community, families, and staff. The Afterschool Action Team brings youth voice to Propel and throughout the state.


After completing their homework or working with a tutor, scholars participate in a variety of enrichment activities including:

Cooking skills
Science experiments
Literacy practices
Judo techniques
Music listening

Dancing activities
Physical education
College exploration
Career development


Afterschool scholars on the radio

Afterschool Scholars

Propel Afterschool scholars enjoy dinner or a healthy snack funded by the Child and Adult Care Food Program. Propel Afterschool partners provide unique opportunities in science, literacy, and career exploration. Our partners include:

YWCA Greater Pittsburgh
Boy Scouts of America, Laurel Highlands Council
Penn State Allegheny
Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh
Adagio Health's 

Carnegie Museum of Natural History
The Frick Pittsburgh
Giant Eagle
Irma Freeman Center for Imagination
SLB Radio Productions, Inc.
Community Kitchen Pittsburgh
Reading is Fundamental


Propel Schools Afterschool Program—Wish List
To support Propel's Afterschool Program, browse our Wish List and select which needed items you would like to donate. Complete the donation form and we will take care of the rest!


Afterschool Scholars

Make a Difference

Afterschool Scholars with art projects

Support our Scholars

Afterschool Scholars

Build the Future

Sponsor an educational trip to the Carnegie Science Center.

Provide transportation and admission for up to 10 scholars to attend a cultural performance.

Provide hands-on STEAM experiences by sponsoring the YWCA Stem Stars Program for 6 weeks