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Out Of School Youth Resources

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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Project U Turn

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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