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Out Of School Youth

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
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Free GED Video tutorials

Go to for a free GED practice test and discounted study resources.

Keystone First GED Program

Mission GED helps Keystone First members get their general equivalency diplomas (GEDs). Get the tools and support you need to further your education and reach your goals at or call 1-800-573-4100, ext. 5713 (TTY 711).”; attach “Get your GED” handout (English), (Spanish)

E3 Power Program

E3 services offer a neighborhood-based, holistic approach to helping out-of-school youth and youth returning from juvenile placement (16-24 year olds) to achieve long-term educational, career, and personal goals, including self-sufficiency. E3 provides support along three connected pathways: Education, Employment, and Empowerment. Email or go to to find more info, the location closest to you, and applications.

YES- Youth Empowerment Services

YES’s 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.

YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School

YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School provides out-of-school youth, 17-20 year-olds , in Philadelphia with the broadest range of tools, supports and opportunities available to become self-sufficient, responsible and productive citizens in their community.
Students earn their high school diplomas while learning valuable job skills and engaging in community service projects. YouthBuild Philadelphia rebuilds lives and communities! 1231 N. Broad St, 3rd Fl 215-627-8671.

ECOY Program- Employment Connections for Opportunity Youth

Temple’s Employment Connections for Opportunity Youth program serves students who are between 17 to 21 years old and who have aged or are currently aging out of foster care. Young adults who have dropped out of school, are current seniors in high school, or graduated with their diploma or GED are eligible for this program. Sponsored in part by Philadelphia Works, Inc., the Employment Connections for Opportunity Youth program provides a comprehensive approach to college and career connectedness, including opportunities to explore career options and exposure to career or college pathways. Call 215-204-7913, email, or visit for more info.

Truancy and Behavioral Interventions

PSD Office of Prevention & Intervention”; adjust description to “Focusing on mental, behavioral and social-emotional health needs, the Office of Prevention & Intervention increases access to education by: decreasing barriers through responsive, trauma-informed practices; promoting a holistic and inclusive approach to supports; validating students through person-centered practices and partnerships. Call 215-400-4930, email, or visit for more info and resources.

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