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Sports Activities

Every Kid Sports Pass

Youth sports grant that offers up to $150 to cover youth recreational sports registration fees ages 4-18. Child must be enrolled in Medicaid, SNAP, or WIC. See website for the application form and more criteria/information.

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. here are locations at 23rd, 24th, 26th, Cozen, Fairhill, Ford, Grays Ferry, Haddington, Harrowgate, North Penn, Paley, Southwest, Strawberry Mansion, Tacony, and Wynnefield

Philly Youth Basketball (PYB)

PYB is an innovative community-based organization that uses basketball for health promotion, educational success and mentoring for children, teens and young adults.   Dozens of free and low cost programs to help in all facets of a families life.  For info on specific programs and registration, visit
Also, in the spring of 2024, PYB will open the Alan Horwitz “Sixth Man” Center, ( large building with 7 basketball courts and much more in Nicetown. It will be like a second home for many kids, and will help the community for many years to come. 4250 Wissahickon Avenue.  Click here for list of programs

Philadelphia City Rowing

Teaches rowing to local public school students free of charge. #1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Drive. Go online for application or email

Rock Reach

RockReach offers in-school and low cost after-school dance programs for kids in grades K-12 at 8+ Philadelphia schools. Call 215-551-7010 or email Learn more and see if the program is at your child’s school

Ed Snider 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. 100 W. Oxford Street. Call 215-952-5271 or email

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 or email

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.
main location: 530 Bainbridge St. (215) 923-6676 or email Other locations Queen Village/South Philly, Mt Airy/Germantown, Wynnefield/Belmont, John Barry Elementary, Casarez Elementary, Pennypacker School, and McCall School

Legacy Youth Tennis and Education (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.



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

Students Run Philly Style

Teams up Philly youth with adult mentors to train for marathons and develop ways to be successful in life. 1819 JFK Boulevard, Suite #480 call 267-930-3546 or Email –

Girls on the Run

Running based program to inspire all girls to build their confidence, kindness, and decision making skills in a program ending with a celebratory 5k. For girls in 3rd-5th grade at 35+ elementary schools and other locations in the Philadelphia area. Financial assistance available. Call 215-247-8598 or email

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.

Kensington Soccer Club (KSC)

Offers many different soccer programs at various locations in Philadelphia that are either free or “Pay-What-You-Can” to make soccer accessible to everyone. KSC even provides free equipment to all players before programs start. Call 267-526-2727, email, or visit to learn more and start playing soccer!

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