Tribune-Review – South Hills Interfaith Movement (SHIM) After School program volunteers, teachers, staff and students will ride past the homes of all 75 of the program’s students on Thursday. Nature Cat from WQED also will make an appearance.
According to a news release, SHIM’s After School program offers support to students in grades K-5 at W.R. Paynter Elementary School that they might not receive from their foreign-born parents. Students have access to one-on-one homework assistance, study weekly themed lessons and have opportunities such as movie days, pizza parties and outdoor games.
In addition to the parade, students will receive “After School kits” that include books, activity books, crayons, Frisbees, bubbles, bandanas, posters and various food items.
The parade is expected to last for 45 minutes to an hour and will begin at Whitehall Presbyterian Church, 4935 East Willock Road, Pittsburgh.