Partner UP at Northgate

PartnerUp is a pre-employment training program that empowers high school graduates build the skills they need to be successful in the job market. Participating businesses include PNC, People’s Gas, Comcast, and Allegheny Health Network.

In addition to helping students develop the soft, transferrable skills that all employers demand, PartnerUp also prepares them for job searches. They learn to identify their skills and discuss how they’d be applicable in the workplace; engage in mock interviews and get support for writing resumes.

About 2,100 students participated in PartnerUp during last school year, and the number is expected to increase this year. Participating students will come together for eight sessions throughout the year when representatives from participating businesses will join the group to support the student’s growth toward entering the job market. The experience culminates with an interview process that could yield a job offer for the students as they graduate from high school

Bellevue Kindness Day

This past year, Bellevue Elementary launched Kindness Stations Day, and it was a huge success! Students made a variety of kindness items to be distributed throughout our community. Each student was able to pick a station to create a special piece. The stations included:

  • Decorating Muddy Cup holders and Khun's grocery bags and making bookmarks for Bayne Library.
  • Making dog toys for Animal Friends.
  • Making cards for Operation Troop Appreciation and Bellevue Police and Firefighters.
  • Decorating puzzles and making Tic Tac Toe boards for Bellevue Pediatrics.
  • Making tissue paper flowers with kindness sayings for seniors at Lutheran Service Center.
  • Making welcome bags with key chains for new families at Bellevue Elementary School.

The message of kindness was embraced by the students and we thank everyone who participated and volunteered that day!