Students helping students in mentorship program
Key Club members at Kiski Area High School are helping their younger peers grasp their core subject material through a new after-school mentorship program at Kiski Area Upper Elementary School. Club members offer tutoring to students in grades 5-6 in subjects like math, English language arts, social studies and science. Fifth-grade teachers Annette Plazio and Deanna Maag are co-organizers and moderate the tutoring sessions held every Tuesday in the Upper Elementary cafeteria. Sessions are also offered virtually.
In an article in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Principal Brian Swartzlander said the program was brought about by a need for additional academic help during the pandemic. “We think it’s a great opportunity. We call it ‘extension and intervention’ because our younger kids are getting intervention and the high school kids are extending and offering tutoring.”