May 24th was the last day this school year for our Big Brothers Big Sisters program where we partnered with BNY Mellon employees in downtown Pittsburgh. Participants this year included seven students from 6th grade, three from 7th grade, and two from 8th grade. Our students had the chance to participate in various activities and field trips with their Bigs throughout the school year. Our two 8th grade students were honored at yesterday's end of the year celebration, as they are moving on from the program and will be meeting with their Bigs on a regular basis in the community setting.
The Littles gave their Bigs potted succulents funded by donations from teachers and in planters made by UPCS art students as an end of year thank you.