PCSST Connect is an innovative pen pal program that we believe will complement an instructor’s current practices, and expand the acceptance and success of their students. Mr. Kevonté Bryant and Miss. Zamirah Tisdale, are innovative educators honed by the Paterson Charter School For Science and Technology mentoring program. Mr. Bryant and Miss. Tisdale both serve as chairs for the 2nd and 5th-grade instruction staff and are committed to making post-pandemic instruction fun and effective. In summary, the PCSST Connect pen pal program was created to ignite academic, social, and emotional strength while bringing interconnectedness within the PCSST community. On June 8, 2023, the PCSST Connect pen pal program hosted their very first meet and greet highlighting 1 piloted group of 2nd and 5th grade students who successfully helped launch this program. The students were not only excited to see one another and connect, but yesterday’s interactions were a direct result of one of the core values of our Pen Pal program. Socially and emotionally students had positive conversations revolving around the activities that we prepared for them and the tools that we provided them as they exchanged words in their notebooks. Mr. Bryant and Miss Zee would like to extend our gratitude to our building level administrators for supporting our initiative of starting the PCSST Connect, Pen Pal Program. We look forward to the expansion of this program next year.