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National Military Family Association

Advocates for Military families. Check out their website for info on programs www.militaryfamily.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/

Ladore Summer Camp

Run by the Salvation Army, this camp allows low income families to experience overnight camping in a beautiful setting for 7-12 years olds. You must contact your closest Salvation Army for information and an application or call 215-787-2814.
https://ladore.org/

College Settlement Camp

Overnight camp for children ages 8-12 who cannot otherwise afford this experience. For info call 215-542-7974.
www.collegesettlement.org

Dragonfly Forest

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.
www.dragonflyforest.org

Keep Kids Safe Summer Camp

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.

Girls Leadership Camp

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.
http://girlsleadershipcamp.org/

Artology of BuildaBridge

This full-day camp for youth in grades 5-8 involves field trips to city parks, creative art making, and a final celebration at the Museum of Art where kids exhibit their artwork. Call 215-842-0428 for info

www.buildabridge.org

Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Eastern Pennsylvania

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
www.bbbssepa.org

Amachi

Amachi provides mentoring to children with incarcerated parents- 2000 Market St, Suite 600- call Big Brothers Big Sisters at 215-790-9200 and mention Amachi
www.amachimentoring.org

Village of Arts and Humanities

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

www.villagearts.org

Caring People Alliance (CPA)

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

www.caringpeoplealliance.org

Episcopal Community Services

Episcopal Community Services – After-school programs, other supports for families- 225 South Third St.- 215-351-1400

www.ecsphilly.org/

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.

www.worktoride.net

The Salvation Army Kroc Center

The Kroc center has dozens of sports, arts, aquatic and education programs for children, teens, and adults. 4200 Wissahickon Avenue. Call 215.717.1200 for info or visit their website.

www.salvationarmykroccenter.org/

LEAP at the Free Library of Philadelphia

A free, drop-in after school program that provides homework help, computer literacy, library skills, and presents cultural enrichment programs that assists children and teens Grades 1-12- 215-686-5372

www.library.phila.gov/libserv/leap.htm

United Way of Southeastern PA

Operates the Center For Youth Development for 10-14 y.o. children by offering after school programs/camps and the One-To-One Mentoring program- 1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway- 215-665-2554

www.uwsepa.org

SquashSmarts

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. Call 215-895-4964 (West Philly) or 215-221-6860 (North)for more info.

www.squashsmarts.org

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- 6015 Main Street- Call 215-764-5410 for more info.

www.starfinderfoundation.org

Ed Snyder Youth Hockey

The Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation

Students Run Philly Style

Teams up Philly youth with adult mentors to train for marathons and develop ways to be successful in life. 260 S Broad 18th Fl. Call 215-731-2116.

www.studentsrunphilly.org

Philadelphia City Rowing

Teaches rowing to local public school students free of charge. Go online for application or call 646-823-5113.

www.philadelphiacityrowing.org

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.
2 locations- 3901 Conshohocken Ave.(215) 452-0222 or
530 Bainbridge St.(215) 923-6676

www.zhangsah.org

Mural Arts Program Youth Development Programs

Various after school programs and positive activities through mural making for youth ages 9-19 years old- 1729 Mount Vernon Street-call 215-685-0750 for details

www.muralarts.org

Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts

  • Boys Scouts are a great way to get your child involved in positive activities. The Boys Scouts mission is for each child to master “character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness.” For children 6 years-20 years old. Call 215-988-9811 for more information or click onBoy Scouts to go to their website.
  • Girl Scouts has for over 90 years helped girls learn positive values, get involved in their community and learn to succeed. For girls 5 years old through 17 years old. Call 215-564-4657 or click onGirl Scouts.

ASAP (After School Activities Partnership)

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.

www.phillyasap.org

Boys and Girls Clubs of Philadelphia

The Boys&Girls Clubs of Philadelphia

YMCA – Summer camps, other after school activities

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.
www.philaymca.org