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
Dragonfly Forest is committed to offering children with serious illnesses and disorders the opportunity to enjoy a free overnight camp experience in an environment that is safe, equipped to meet a variety of physical, medical and psychological needs, nurturing, and filled with activities that alloweach child to reach their “full fun.” Summer Sessions are available for children with Autism, Persistent Asthma, bleeding Disorders and Sickle Cell Disease. Applications must be completed by March 31 each year. For more information or to apply go to www.dragonflyforest.org or contact us at 610-298-1820.
Free overnight camp for kids 9-13 years old who have been impacted by violence.
The Camp, which is part of the Blueprint for a Safer Philadelphia, is a program of the Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition and managed by Nu Sigma Youth Services and the Philadelphia Anti-Drug Network.
For more information, applications or questions about Keep Kids Safe or the Blueprint, contact Brandon Brown at (215) 851-1755.
The mission of Girls’ Leadership Camp is to provide 8-14-year-old girls in the Philadelphia area with an affordable residential camp experience, and to provide year-round leadership development opportunities for teenage girls. Call (215) 951-0330 x2180 for info or visit website.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of SEPA- provides one-on-one mentoring for children in need of a positive role model- 123 South Broad Street, Suite 2180- 215-790-9200
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
This is a comprehensive, community based human service agency, that includes: Boys and Girls Club; day care, after school program, youth development, summer camps, recreation programs- several locations: Central Office- 1628 JFK Blvd., Suite 220 – 215-545-5230; 2407 South Broad- 215-218-0800; 1701 N. 8 th St- 215-763-0900; 3512 Haverford Ave- 215-386-4075
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.
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- 6015 Main Street- Call 215-764-5410 for more info.
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- 3901 Conshohocken Ave.(215) 452-0222 or
530 Bainbridge St.(215) 923-6676
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 theonline after school program directory broken down by zip code- 1520 Locust St. Suite 1104.
Many children and adult programs including: after school programs; summer camps; child care; literacy; weight management; and tutoring. FREE membership to all 7th graders!! Locations-
North Phila-1400 N. Broad 215-235-6440; South Phila- 1724 Christian St.- 215-735-5800; West Phila- 5120 Chestnut St.- 215-476-2700; NE Phila- 11088 Knights Rd- 215-632-0100; and Roxborough- 7201 Ridge Ave- 215-482-3900.