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Teen Resources

Check Out After School Programs and Education Handout as well!!

● High School Guidance and College Prep ●

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GEAR UP

Helps with college preparation and awareness to students in low-income communities. Starts in 6th or 7th grade and goes through high school- 215-400-4130
webgui.phila.k12.pa.us

Office of College and Career Awareness

School District of Philadelphia’s Office provides resources and guidance to Philadelphia’s students to persue their dreams. Provides resources on college preparation and career development- 440 N Broad Street, 2nd Floor, Portal A- call 215-400-4200.
www.phila.k12.pa.us/offices/ccawareness/

Young Scholars Program

The Young Scholars Program is a selective pre-college scholarship for high-performing 7th grade students with financial need. Call 703-723-800 for info. www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/young-scholars

The Ellis Trust: Grants and Scholarships for High School Girls Residing in Philadelphia

The Ellis Trust provides financial assistance for school needs, extracurricular programs, summer camps and/or high school tuition for high-achieving girls in grades 9-12 who reside in Philadelphia. Eligible girls are from single parent families who meet federal reduced lunch income eligibility guidelines. Call 215-790-1666, ext 442 with questions.
www.ellistrust.org

Philadelphia Futures

Philadelphia Futures prepares students from low-income families to enter and succeed in college by providing mentoring, academic enrichment, college guidance and financial incentives. Also publishes Step Up to College, a guide to the college and financial aid application processes that is distributed to all high school students; the Guide also is available free of charge on request.- 230 S. Broad St, 7th Fl-215-790-1666
philadelphiafutures.org

Step Up to College Guide

From Philadelphia Futures. All the info you need to prepare for, choose and pay for college. Click below for info
www.stepuptocollege.org

Upward Bound Programs

Various locations throughout the city for motivated lower income students to help them achieve their goals of college graduation. Various universities/colleges work with students at select high schools Click on the one that manages your high school. Must apply in 9th or early 10th grade and be the first generation to finish college.
University of Pennsylvania (Overbrook, Parkway West, Sayre, West Philly)
CCP Trio Upward Bound (Ben Franklin, Edison, South Philly, West Philly)
Temple University (all high schools)
Harcum College (Bartram  Motivation High School, Communications and Technology High School)
Gwynedd Mercy (Hallahan , Little Flower, Neumann/Goretti High School, West Catholic, Roman Catholic)

Youngs Scholars Program-U. of PA

The University of Pennsylvania’s College of General Studies offers a special opportunity for academically exceptional local junior and senior high school students to take college courses with Penn students and earn full college credit-call 215-898-7326.
www.sas.upenn.edu

College Access Program (Philadelphia Education Fund)

The College Access Centers are free and open to the public. Services to adult and school-aged individuals are provided by trained staff members committed to helping make college a reality for anyone interested in higher education.
1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Suite 700 215-665-1400
http://philaedfund.org/cap

Philly Goes to College

Great info on steps necessary to get into college from 9th grade to adulthood. Call 215.686.0315 for more info or go to site below.
http://phillygoes2college.org/

KnowHow2Go

Great website for preparing for college from middle school on.
www.knowhow2go.org

CORE Philadelphia Scholarships

Offers up to $2,000 for graduating high school seniors to help pay first year college expenses. Call 267-507-1690 or go to website to start application
www.corescholars.org

Questbridge

Questbridge helps connect the brighest low-income students to America’s best universities and opportunities. Check out their website for info.
www.questbridge.org/

College Scholarships in Philadelphia

Click links below for more info:

CollegeBoard

Search for info on colleges, how to pay for college, and how to prepare. Go to website below.
www.collegeboard.com

Gateway to College

Gateway to College at Community College of Philadelphia is a scholarship program for School District of Philadelphia students, ages of 16-21, who have dropped out of school but have a desire to get back on track and earn a high school diploma and college credits. Call 215-751-8246 or go online for an application.
www.ccp.edu/site/gateway/

PHEAA (PA Higher Education Assistance Agency)

A one-stop resource to help students meet their academic, financial aid, and career planning needs- 1-800-692-7392
www.pheaa.org

● Volunteer and Job Opportunities ●

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Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN)-Summer Jobs and Year Round Internships

PYN helps Teens connect with jobs and job training especially during summer months.  400 Market St.
Suite 200 Call 267-502-3800 or 267-502-3742 and ask for listing of jobs/internships or go to www.workready.org
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or more info on PYN click here www.pyninc.org

City of Phila Summer Internship Program

The ‘Summer in the City’ High School Internship Program is a paid six-week internship.
Applicants must be Philadelphia residents and rising juniors (sophomore to junior year), rising seniors (junior to senior year), or students who have graduated immediately before the summer for which they are applying. Applicants must be able to commit to 20 hours per week for 6 weeks from early July to mid­ August.  Must be 16 years old.
Call 215-686-2138 for info or go to website.
www.phila.gov/experiencephila/highschool.html

Jr. Music Exec Program

The Junior Music Executive Program is an entertainment industry based initiative created to encourage high school students to go to school, graduate, and be successful by exposing them to careers in the music business. Call 267-935-9JME for info.
http://www.jrmusicexec.com/

Serve Philadelphia.com

Multiple volunteer opportunities listed below.
http://volunteer.phila.gov

Teens4Good

Teens 4 Good, a program of the Federation of Neighborhood Centers, is a youth entrepreneurial produce and nutrition business that transforms vacant lots into urban gardens/farms, improving access to healthy food for communities, creating meaningful jobs for at-risk youth and empowering youth to become healthy responsible young adults and leaders who give back to their communities. Call 215-989-3566 for info.
fncphilly.org/teens4good

 

VolunteerWay

Powered by the United Way, VolunteerWay lists hundreds of volunteer opportunities in the Delaware Valley. Check out the website below for listings that fit your needs.
liveuniteddelval.volunteermatch.org/

Volunteer Match

Match your interests with volunteer activities in your neighborhood. Go to website below.
www.volunteermatch.org/

Greater Philadelphia Cares

Multiple volunteer opportunities in the Philadelphia for more info
gpcares.org

Do Something

Do something is a teen/young adult website where people learn, listen, speak, vote, volunteer, ask, and take action to make the world a better place. Dozens of volunteer, fundraising, and important national and international issues are featured on this site. Sign up and DO SOMETHING!
www.dosomething.org

buildON

Join HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH from across they city to lift up your communities and change the world!  buildOn City Wide members do intensive COMMUNITY SERVICE locally and globally. You get to make a positive difference while making friends, learning about global issues, and helping your community.  Call for 508-395-9703 or go to website. www.buildon.org                                                           –

Inspired 2 Impact

This is an online resource for students to connect with each other, mentors and non-profits for giving back to those in need through service projects. Students can also track their service hours online for school. Check it out!
www.inspired2impact.org/

Job and Career Training Listings

Please see attached for Listing

Click here for Career Training Resources and Jobs

Job Corps Philadelphia

Job training for EMT, Pharm Tech, Home Health Aide, Medical Assistant, Culinary Arts, facility Maintenance. Free program for 16-24 year olds. No diploma needed. Help with GED as well. Call 267-386-2888 or visit website at philadelphia.jobcorps.gov

● Sexual Health ●

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CHOICE Hotline (Concerns for Health Options, Information, Care and Education)

CHOICE provides information, counseling, education, and referrals to free or low cost reproductive health services including pregnancy options and testing, emergency contraception, birth control, and STI and HIV testing and information throughout Philadelphia and surrounding counties. CHOICE Hotline 215-985-3300/Toll Free 1-800-84-TEENS/Spanish 215-985-3350.
Click here for birth control options including Long Acting Reversible Contraception
choice-philadelphia.org/wp

Take Control Philly

Info on sexually transmitted infections, how to protect yourself and FREE CONDOMS!! throughout the city or mailed to you. Great website below that also has a resource guide for that lists resources in Philly that helps teens be safe and successful.
www.takecontrolphilly.org

Access Matters Information Hotline

The Council’s mission is to ensure access to high quality, comprehensive, reproductive and related health and prevention services to primarily low-income individuals and families. Free clinics throughout the city. Call (215) 985-2600 for info.
http://accessmatters.org

Bedsider

Great website that compares birth control methods and where to get free contraception. Go to bedsider.org

Planned Parenthood of SE PA

The mission of Planned Parenthood is to protect and enhance reproductive freedom and to increase access to reproductive health care. Provides birth control; prenatal care; STD screens; and sexual health education- 1144 Locust Street- 215-351-5500 other locations, click here
www.plannedparenthood.org/ppsp/

Philadelphia FIGHT

Philadelphia FIGHT is a comprehensive health services organization providing primary care, consumer education, research, and advocacy for people living with HIV/AIDS and those at high risk. Call (215) 985-4448 for info or visit their website for location at fight.org

Action AIDS

Non-profit, community based social service organization which provides professional, individualized care to people with HIV/AIDs in Philadelphia- 1216 Arch Street, 6 th Floor 215-981-0088
www.actionaids.org

AIDS Hotline

Provides info on AIDs/HIV and STDs, family planning- 215-985-AIDS

Bebashi

Bebashi a full-service HIV/AIDS case management agency with a special interest in serving low-income people of color with HIV disease. They also have support groups for teens. 1217 Spring Garden St 1st Fl- 215-769-3561.
http://www.bebashi.org/

Sex, Etc.

A national resource for teens to improve sexual health and education. Great handouts/videos/social media.
http://sexetc.org/

● Out of School Youth Reosurces ●

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School District of Phila. Re-Engagement Center

A one stop shopping resource center to help 16-21 year olds reenroll in diploma or GED programs. Call 215-400-6700 or visit  the center at 440 North Broad Street Suite 1013 7:30-6:00 pm M-F
Click here for info or go to site below.
http://webgui.phila.k12.pa.us/offices/r/alternative/programs–services/multiple-pathways

Alternatives to Traditional High School

Click below to get listing of alternatives to traditional high schools for out of school youth or those looking for alternatives. Listing from Project U-Turn. http://www.pyninc.org/projectuturn/reconnecting.php or from school districts website http://webgui.phila.k12.pa.us/offices/r/alternative
Click here for Alternatives to traditional high school and adult high school brochure

Project U Turn

Out of school? Want a high school diploma or GED? Call 267-502-3800 for info

E3 Power Program

Helps out of school youth acquire the necessary skills and work experience to make the transition into adulthood. Programs include: mentoring; college readiness; community service; GED; tutoring and support groups. 5 locations:

E3 Center City 112 N Broad Street, 12th Floor |267-­238-­3180

E3 North 2800 N American Street | 215-763­8870 ext. 7260

E3 Southwest 5407 Grays Avenue | 267-299-2509

E3 West 4111 Lancaster Avenue | 215-387-2134
powercorpsphl.org/apply/e3-power-center

● Youth Violence Reduction Resources ●

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Intensive Prevention Services

Intensive Prevention Services is an early intervention program for children and adolescents ages 10­-17 years old who demonstrate high ­risk behaviors or at ­risk behaviors. This site ­based program provides after school programming, community service opportunities, mentoring, recreational activities, work preparation programs,social and emotional skills building, and family therapy.Address: 2700 N. 17th Street, Suite 200 Lehigh Pavilion Philadelphia, PA 19132
Phone number: 215­-940­-0550. http://paan1989.org/intensive-prevention-services-ips-2/

Cease Fire Philadelphia

Call Cease Fire to stop violence from happening 215-913-6917. Go to www.philaceasefire.com to learn more.

The Center For Grieving Children

The Center for Grieving Children provides free peer support groups to children ages 4-18 and their caregivers who have experienced the death of someone close to them.  The Center helps children grieving a death heal and grow through their grief, while strengthening families, communities, and professionals’ understanding of how best to respond to their needs. Peer support groups are located in various locations across the city. The main location is 3300 Henry Ave, Suite 110,  Phone number 267-437-3123.

● LGBTQ Teen Resources ●

The Attic Youth Center

Provides a wide range of services to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth in Philadelphia- 255 S. 16 th Street- 215-545-4331
www.atticyouthcenter.org

Mazzoni Center – Weekly Youth Drop-In Clinic

●       Free medical care offered for individuals aged 14-24 years old.
●       No appointment or insurance required.
●       HIV testing and counseling offered, along with risk reduction tips, health education, and information on our safe school programs.
●       Other services include: food, tokens, hyigene kits, assistance with benefit applications and housing, mental health, education and vocation referrals
●       Legal, dental and vocational referrals also available. For more information call 215-563-0652 x 323 http://mazzonicenter.org/youth-drop-in

The Support Center for Child Advocates

Provides Legal advice to LGBTQ youth Phone: 267-546-9200
sccalaw.org

The Trevor Project Hotline

The Trevor Project is a 24/7 national phone, texting, and messaging hotline providing crisis intervention and suicide preventions services for LGBTQ youth. Call 866-488-7386 for help. www.thetrevorproject.org

Colours

Organization for LGBTQ persons of color. 1211 Chestnut Street, Suite 910 215-832-0100
http://www.coloursorganization.org/

Galaei

LGTBQ resource advocating for the Latino community. 149 w. Susquehanna Ave 19122. (267) 457-3912
http://www.galaei.org/

GLSEN

GLSEN works with educators, policy makers, community leaders and students on the
urgent need to address anti-LGBT behavior and bias in schools.
www.glsen.org/

Out2Enroll

Connects LGBTQ community with Health Insurance and other health related resources.
out2enroll.org

The Main Line Youth Alliance

The Main Line Youth Alliance (MYA) provides gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender questioning youth and straight allies, with social educational and supportive activities in a confidential, respectful and safe environment. MYA programs, unique in the Philadelphia’s western suburbs, encourages healthy relationships with peers, family and community. MYA meets every Friday evening from 7:00pm-9:30 pm at the Central Baptist Church in Wayne
http://myaonline.org/

Philadelphia Family Pride (PFP)

PFP offers family-centered social events, support groups, parenting workshops, educational forums, information and resource referrals, and advocacy on behalf of LGBTQ families in the Greater Philadelphia region.
philadelphiafamilypride.org

● Miscellaneous ●

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Youth Programs from the City of Phila

Summer camps, employment and educational opportunities for Philly’s youth from K-12th grade.
www.phila.gov/YouthPrograms

Youth Justice Resource Project Guide and Rights Handouts

Amazing, comprehensive resource guide for Teens and Young Adults from CLS and PLA Resources in this guide include: child care and early learning, domestic violence, drop-in centers, drug and alcohol treatment, education/career, family planning/reproductive health, food resources, general health services, housing/shelter, legal services, mental health services, parenting education, teen parent resources, other resources. Click here for guide and go to clsphila.org/learn-about-issues/youth-justice for info and amazing fact sheets.

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/

Suicide and Crisis Intervention

24-hour hotline- 215-686-4420

Loveisrespect

Loveisrespect is an organization that provides 24/7 telephone, online, and texting hotlines to support teens and young adults in abusive relationships or settings in additional to educational materials on healthy relationships and abuse. Information is also available for abusive partners. Call the hotline at 1.866.331.9474, text “loveis” to 22522, or chat and/or locate resources at www.loveisrespect.org

Help Teens Quit Smoking

Info on helping teens quit smoking.
teen.smokefree.gov

Covenant House (Homeless Youth)

Covenant House Pennsylvania operates a 51-bed Crisis Center that provides emergency shelter and a host of support services through our Open Intake Policy. Any youth under the age of 21 in need of a place to stay is admitted, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 31 East Armat Street-call 215-951-5411
www.covenanthousepa.org

Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line serves young people in any type of crisis, providing them access to free, 24/7, emotional support and information they need via the medium they already use and trust: text. Just text “START” to 741-741
Info also at crisistextline.org

Online Teen Stress Relief Plan

Click on this link to help you reduce stress in your life. A resource from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
http://www2.aap.org/stress/teen1-a.cfm

TeenHealth.Fx

TeenHealthFX.com is your online resource for any and all questions regarding your health, your relationships, your body and your sexuality
www.teenhealthfx.com

YES- Youth Empowerment Services

YES’ year-round open entry program combines enticing media and art activities with proven counseling models, GED preparatory classes and job-readiness training. Call 215.769.0340 for info.
www.yesphilly.org

Youth Health Empowerment Project (Y-HEP)

An innovative youth development and sexual health program for adolescents in Philadelphia- offers peer health advice, case management, counseling, STD testing and family planning, free food and beverages, showers, free cloths, legal advice from a public defender- 1417 Locust, 3rd Floor- 215-564-6388
www.y-hep.org

Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia

Through the United Way, Girls, Inc. is dedicated to addressing the unique needs of girls through advocacy education and direct services including one to one mentoring relationships. Offers after school programs, family strengthening programs, SCOH services, and mentoring- 1515 Market Street, Suite 1200- 215-735-7775
www.girlsincpa-nj.org

Caring People Alliance

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

Khan Academy

Free educational videos to help understand your school work.
www.khanacademy.org

PhillyCAM- film/video for youth

Youth programs at PhilyCAM offer an open creativity studio that provides access to media equipment and other tools that help Philly youth to explore various forms of film/video. Through participation in our programs youth will make and share media that challenges commercial norms while promoting creative expression, critical thinking skills, and community participation. We welcome students ages 14-21 to find out more email Ariel@phillycam.org call267.639.5481or go to phillycam.org

Meditation and Breathing Information

Click here for ways to help center yourself and reduce stress

Stop, Breathe and Think

A friendly, simple tool to guide people of all ages and backgrounds through meditations for mindfulness and compassion. Help reduce stress and increase focus, anywhere. Phone, web. Click below
www.stopbreathethink.org