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AFTER-SCHOOL CONNECTIONS

PACES provides one-day and multi-day enrichment programs for after-school groups who serve students attending public schools in Allegheny County. Recently, we updated and expanded our Sci-tectives  
program (which we offered for the past four years) to "After-school Connections". Re-framing this outreach communicates our program goals to connect and integrate key school curricular objectives into after-school learning opportunities. Programs are still hands-on and feature interactive activities. Students work in small groups to complete challenges centered on various themes (civil engineering, urban planning, transportation, math in sports, etc.).


School and Community Connections
"After-school Connections" programs are tailored to the needs of each particular after-school group. Attention is given during the development process of each program to ensure PACES volunteers possess a solid understanding of the community and students they will be serving. We consult with after-school program leaders to learn about their students and program expectations. As with all PACES programs, we aim to find ways of getting students out of the classroom and into the community (field trips, etc.) and ways of getting the community into the classroom (guest speakers, volunteers, etc.). All "After-school Connections" programs emphasize real-world applications and connect what the students are learning to their own communities.


Learning Objectives and Curriculum Connections
Each "After-school Connections" program includes learning objectives based on accepted and practiced school standards. While the overarching theme of each program may be different, all "After-school Connections" include learning objectives based in the following three areas:

  • ​English Language Arts

  • Math

  • Social and Emotional Learning

PACES will research the participating after-school program's public school's behavior and learning expectations and align our "After-school Connections" accordingly to help ensure continuity for students.


Contact Us

Interested in having PACES provide an "After-school Connections" program for your group? Contact us via email at info@PittsburghACES.org to inquire. 


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