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Welcome to the MAGIC of Afterschool!

Making a Greater Investment in our Children, Communities, and City
Mission: The Propel Afterschool Program will work with the school, the family and the
community to provide academic support and enrichment, opportunities in the arts and sciences, lessons on healthy lifelong habits and skills, and connections among families, schools, and communities.

Belief Statement: Extended Learning Time that has a base in clear goals, available data, and research-based practices can enhance learning during the regular day and make a dramatic difference in
children’s lives.

Afterschool MAGIC is committed to our afterschool goals:

  • Improve academic achievement (homework help and tutoring)
  • Encourage healthy lifelong skills (art, physical education, STEAM, social-emotional learning, nutrition)
  • Provide resources for children and families. (family engagement activities)
  • Connect with Communities (Advisory Board, community partners, and Service Learning)

Activities provided include academic support, art, science, physical education, healthy lifestyles, nutrition, and a nutritious snack or dinner depending on the Propel school.

For K-12 Scholars

Our award-winning Afterschool Program is free to scholars in grades K-12. Held Monday through Thursday, and utilizing an ever-growing partner network, scholars are provided with unique academic and enrichment opportunities during after-school hours.

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2023 Afterschool Showcase

Our scholars loved showing off their art and visiting fun STEAM and science demonstration stations on the beautiful grounds of The Frick Pittsburgh. Propel Afterschool program provides academic support and enrichment opportunities in the arts and sciences.

Prlogoopel Andrew Street High School, Propel Braddock Hills High School, Propel Middle School, Propel Homestead 6-8,  Propel McKeesport 6-8 and Northside 6-8  (Cohort 9),  Propel Hazelwood, Propel Homestead K-5, Propel Pitcairn, Propel Braddock Hills Elementary and Propel McKeesport K-5 (Cohort 10) are Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers funded, in part, through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education.