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Propel McKeesport 2023: Career Exploration

February 13, 2023 – 3:08 pm
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Students in grades 4th-5th at Propel McKeesport share their thoughts on the world as they develop their authentic voices while thinking and learning about future career possibilities. Throughout this program, students sharpen their writing and critical thinking skills as they …

Propel Northside Community Wellness Center Opening

September 13, 2018 – 3:38 pm

On September 13th, Propel Northside celebrated the opening of the Propel Northside Community Wellness Center. Our microphones were rolling to find out more about the exciting new initiative.


Propel Pitcairn After School: Snow Storm

December 13, 2016 – 2:56 pm
P1030967 It was the first real snow accumulation of the season and with the majesty and excitement of the first snow, we asked Propel Pitcairn students to imagine a wild hypothetical in which they must survive being snowed inside the school. Though all parties agreed that they were going to need heat, the other necessities (and means of escape) spanned a long and creative expanse!

Propel Hazelwood After School: Monsters

December 7, 2016 – 5:58 pm
P1030918 We asked After Schoolers at Propel Hazelwood to dream up a fantastical creature that lives behind their school. There were a few different approaches to monster creation; some classically scary, some misunderstood, and some friendly.

Propel Pitcairn After School: Over/Underrated

December 6, 2016 – 1:11 pm
P1030904 We asked after school students at Propel Pitcairn what things they thought were overrated, as well as some things they thought didn't quite get the recognition they deserved (like tea, for example).

Propel Hazelwood After School: Ultimate Pet

November 30, 2016 – 5:12 pm
P1030882 We've all daydreamed about having an exotic pet. A tiger... a panda... maybe some kind of tiger/panda hybrid. The sky's the limit! Students at Propel Hazelwood put aside the prohibitive costs (and city permitting issues) that go along with owning a rare, possibly dangerous creature, to talk about what kind of animal they would choose if they could have any pet.

Propel Pitcairn After School: Monster Stories

November 29, 2016 – 5:22 pm
Students at Propel Pitcairn After School were asked to dream up a monster that lives behind their school. What would it do? What would it eat? How did it come to be?

Propel Hazelwood After School: Thanksgiving

November 16, 2016 – 6:10 pm
p1030848 Thanksgiving is already upon us and after school students at Propel Hazelwood are getting ready for the holiday! Whether your families feast involves chasing your cousins around grandma's house or helping make the macaroni and cheese, these radio club members may have traditions that are a little different than yours, but are familiar nonetheless.

Propel Pitcairn After School: Role Models & Talents!

November 15, 2016 – 3:05 pm
p1030820 Helping others. Leading by example. Being responsible. There are a lot of different qualities that go in to being a strong role model - and that's not lost on our Radio Club students at Propel Pitcairn. Find out who inspires these after schoolers, and hear how they model good behavior for younger family members.

Propel Pitcairn After School: Thanksgiving

November 8, 2016 – 5:56 pm
p1030780 Thanksgiving is a time of year where tradition and reflection are both natural and important. Propel Pitcairn after school radio club members thought back and shared memories of Turkey Days past, as well as what things they are thankful for.