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After School Programs

Wooden Boat Factory

Their services target youth ages 14-21 from the Kensington, Port Richmond and Frankford sections of north Philadelphia. Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory  engages youth in year-round apprenticeships in boat building, sail making  and competitive sailing. Call (267) 343-4401 or go to woodenboatfactory.org

Department of Recreation After School Programs/Camps

Many after school programs and summer camps listed by neighborhood – Main number 215-683-3600, After School Programs 215-683-3676 – www.phila.gov/recreation –
Click Here for Complete Listing of Summer Programs

ASAP (After School Activities Partnership)

Goal is to increase supervised after school recreation activities for the city’s kids- Call 215-545-2727 for a list of activities in your neighborhood or check their website for the online after school program directory broken down by zip code- 1520 Locust St. Suite 1104.
www.phillyasap.org

City of Phila. Summer Youth Programs

AMAZING site to help families find programs for children of all ages during the summer from elementary school-aged programs through high school. Find camps, summer jobs, summer reading lists, pools, summer learning programs, free activities, and free meals over the summer. Visit website below NOW and have a safe and happy summer. www.phila.gov/youthprograms

Police Athletic League (PAL)

The mission of PAL is to offer young people a viable and constructive alternative to the ‘street life’. They serve over 28,000 children in Phila. with programs ranging from a summer baseball program, chess, golf, soccer, wrestling and a Positive Image program for girls 11-17 year old, which helps, build self esteem- 215-291-9000
www.phillypal.com

Boys and Girls Clubs of Philadelphia

The Boys&Girls Clubs of Philadelphia’s programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. The Club is a safe place to learn and grow – all while having fun. It is truly The Positive Place For Kids. 1518 Walnut Street, Suite 605. Call 215-735-8818.
www.bgcphila.org

Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts

  • Boys Scouts are a great way to get your child involved in positive activities. The Boys Scouts mission is for each child to master “character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness.” For children 6 years-20 years old. Call 215-988-9811 or 610-688-6900 for more information or click on Boy Scouts to go to their website.
  • Girl Scouts has for over 90 years helped girls learn positive values, get involved in their community and learn to succeed. For girls 5 years old through 17 years old. Call 215-564-4657 or click on Girl Scouts.

Mural Arts Program Youth Development Programs

Various after school programs and positive activities through mural making for youth ages 9-19 years old- 1729 Mount Vernon Street-call 215-685-0750 for details
http://muralarts.org/programs/art-education

Legacy Youth Tennis and Educalation (formerly Arthur Ashe)

Founded in 1952 their mission is to prepare young people, especially those from under-resourced families and communities, for success as individuals and as active, responsible citizens through innovative tennis, education, life skills, and leadership development programming.. Main office is 4842 Ridge Ave. Call 215-487-3477 or check their website for listing of programs. http://www.legacyyte.org/

 

SquashSmarts

Combines the sport of Squash with Academic Tutoring and Mentoring of under-served, urban youth in order to develop self-esteem and discipline through academic, athletic and personal achievement. Students in Grades 5-12 attending any Philadelphia Public school are eligible to join SquashSmarts. 215-221-6860
www.squashsmarts.org

Starfinder Soccer Program

Starfinder’s mission is to create inspirational learning environments where children starting at 6-12 years old, are encouraged through soccer to develop strong moral character, strive for academic excellence and live with a positive attitude, regardless of their socio-economic status. Starfinder has affordable summer camps and after school programs, as well as several youth development programs- 4015 Main Street- Call 215-764-5410 for more info.
www.starfinderfoundation.org

Village of Champions Soccer Club

Village of Champions empowers youth in West Philly through sports. Its Soccer Club provides lessons, summer camp, clinics, and league participation for boys & girls ages 5-11. Our players learn to be champions on and off of the field through focused training, fun & games, healthy competition, and character building. Join us now – April 30th, 2017 for FREE SOCCER LESSONS after school. June 26th – August 2nd we will have SUMMER SOCCER CAMP. We’re located just 5 minutes from 69th St. Station. Register online at www.villageofchampions.org or contact Sauni, Program Director (814) 880-5401

Ed Snyder Youth Hockey

The Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation’s mission is to have a profoundly positive impact on the lives of underserved children in the Greater Philadelphia Region by providing a program that incorporates both on-ice and off-ice activities. The program is provided, at no cost, to both boys and girls. The Foundation provides the equipment, ice time and experienced coaching. 3601 S. Broad St. Call 215-952-5271.
www.esyhf.org

Students Run Philly Style

Teams up Philly youth with adult mentors to train for marathons and develop ways to be successful in life. Centre Square East, 1500 Market Street call (215) 825-8298 or Email – studentsrun@nncc.us
www.studentsrunphilly.org

Work to Ride

Work to Ride provides disadvantaged urban youth with constructive activities centered around horsemanship, equine sports, and education. Located in Fairmount Park, the setting provides a unique opportunity to bring 7-to 19-year-old youth in contact with animals and nature. 98 Chamounix Drive, 215-877-4419.
www.worktoride.net

Philadelphia City Rowing

Teaches rowing to local public school students free of charge. Go online for application or email info@philadelphiacityrowing.org
www.philadelphiacityrowing.org

WINS (Women in Natural Sciences)

Women In Natural Sciences (WINS) is a free after-school and summer science enrichment program at the Academy of Natural Sciences. WINS provides young women with the information, encouragement, and confidence they need to shape their futures. Starts in 8th grade and students must have a B average. Go to ansp.org/education/programs/wins for info or call 215-299-1064.

Zhang Sah Martial Arts

Zhang Sah is a non-profit organization that provides character, cultural, physical and academic development through martial arts training into its After-School, Pre-Kindergarten, Teen Lounge, Winter, Spring, and Summer Camp Programs.
2 locations- 6110 Wissahickon ave; Phone – (215) 844-6200 or
530 Bainbridge St.(215) 923-6676
www.zhangsah.org

The Salvation Army Kroc Center

The Kroc center has dozens of sports, arts, aquatic and education programs for children, teens, and adults. 4200 Wissahickon Avenue. Call 215.717.1200 for info or visit their website.
www.salvationarmykroccenter.org/

Kids Bowl Free Summer Program

2 free games for kids, every day,  all summer long late Spring to early Fall, at the following bowling alleys. Register below at particiapting lanes. www.kidsbowlfree.com
Erie Lanes 1310 East Erie Ave (North Philly)- 15 and under
South Bowl 19 East Oregon Avenue (South Philly)- 16 and under
Thunderbird Lanes 5830 Castor Ave (NE Philly)- 15 and under
Thunderbird Lanes 3075 Holme Ave (NE Philly)- 15 and under

Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse

Smith’s huge Playground and beautiful Playhouse in East Fairmount Park is open for FREE to children 10 and younger and their adult caregivers for unstructured physical and imaginative play, weekly story time, monthly arts and crafts sessions, and several special kids’ celebrations throughout the year. For more information, including visiting hours, directions, and how to schedule a group visit or birthday party, please contact Smith at 215-765-4325

http://smithkidsplayplace.org/

Village of Arts and Humanities

The Village of Arts and Humanities (often called the Village) is a community arts organization located in North Central Philadelphia seeking to raise consciousness and spirits, and empower people of all ages through the arts.
Operates an after-school program for teens ages 13 to 19 offering video production, step, and hip hop dance, as well as homework help, academic enhancement, and tutoring. 2544 Germantown Ave. (215) 225-7830 x240
www.villagearts.org

STAMP Museum Pass for HS Students

Click here to have your high school student sign up for a FREE STAMP pass to museums/gardens/zoos in Philly.
http://phillystamppass.org/get-the-pass/

Art Reach

$2 admission tickets for families with an Access Card to dozens of museums and gardens in Philadelphia. See link below for info and participating museums. Click here for info or go to www.art-reach.org or click here for brochure, click here for Spanish one-pager

Caring People Alliance (CPA)

This is a comprehensive, community-based human service agency, that includes the following programs for teens: Boys and Girls Club; after-school programs; summer camps; and recreation programs West Philadelphia – 215-386-4075 North Philadelphia – 215-763-0900 South Philadelphia – 215-218-0800
www.caringpeoplealliance.org

Episcopal Community Services

Episcopal Community Services – After-school programs, other supports for families- Main Office – 225 South Third Street
 – 215-351-1400. St. Barnabas Mission – 6006 West Girard Ave – 215-528-5400. Out of School Time – 238 E. Wyoming Ave – 215-456-3160
www.ecsphilly.org