100 Black Men of Philadelphia – National
The 100 Black Men of America trains its members, who are all volunteers, using a curriculum entitled Mentoring the 100 Way, which stresses the long term commitment required and teaches effective and innovative mentoring concepts. The 100 Black Men has expanded over the decades from classroom and school-based mentoring programs to community mentoring and to deploying our mentoring concept in schools run by the 100. While improving educational achievement is a significant goal of our mentoring efforts, Mentoring the 100 Way focuses on developing our mentees from elementary school to career.
A Better Chance – National *
A Better Chance seeks to increase substantially the number of well-educated young people of color who are capable of assuming positions of responsibility and leadership in American society. This is done by facilitating their entry into independent college preparatory schools. Through its network of member schools, A Better Chance is able to leverage an estimated $20+ million per year in financial aid for talented, economically disadvantaged youth of color. More than 96% of A Better Chance's graduates go on to college directly after high school, a majority entering our country's most selective colleges.
African Cultural Alliance of North America (ACANA)
ACANA provides a variety of programs such as arts and culture programs and job training, but also runs a series of programs aimed specifically for children and adolescents, which allow them the opportunity to engage in positive interaction and development.
Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow all while having fun. It is the place where great futures are started each and every day. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. Our Clubs serve millions of boys and girls, with thousands of Clubs at locations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Programming are in the areas of: Education & Career Programs; Character & Leadership Programs; Health & Life Skills; The Arts Programs; Sports, Fitness and Recreation; and Specialized Programs.
Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia *
We provide a six-year, tuition free, year-round, academically rigorous study skills enrichment program that provides a pathway to college for middle and high school students. In the summer, middle school students attend a six-week academic program taught by high school and college students aspiring to be teachers. During the school year, the program continues two Saturdays a month, with a curriculum concentrating on academic areas that foster a lifelong love of learning. After the middle school component, students continue into the high school College Prep program.
Chester County Futures
Chester County Futures is a poverty prevention program providing academic, mentoring and scholarship support for motivated, disadvantaged Chester County youth. Our goal is to provide our students the college readiness and life skills needed to be self-sufficient and to prosper. Chester County Futures offers four primary programs: Passport to College, Futures AHEAD, Mentoring and Scholarships.
Directory of After School Programs in Philadelphia
ASAP/After School Activities Partnerships was created in 2002 at the request of City leaders to bring to public awareness the dangers of the afternoon hours for unsupervised youth in Philadelphia. Since its inception, it has rallied the Greater Philadelphia community to recruit volunteers, teachers and organizations to lead enrichment clubs across the city, with an emphasis on areas with high rates of poverty, crime, and truancy.
Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation
Snider Hockey is a cutting edge program that uses the sport of hockey coupled with a rigorous off-ice life skills curriculum and supplemental educational services to build character and academic skills for high-risk inner-city boys and girls from Philadelphia and Camden, NJ.
EducationWorks provides comprehensive support for economically disadvantaged communities in Philadelphia and Chester, PA, and Camden and Trenton, NJ. Our goal is to provide educational programs and services that enrich the lives of children, youth and families. By tackling core issues like literacy, graduation rates, safety and social awareness we are equipping individuals with the tools they need to stay safe, finish school, make better choices and become more productive members of their communities. From in-school programs to after-school and summer programs and beyond, we serve children as young as 6 weeks all the way through to adulthood.
ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp (EMBHSSC)
The ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp (EMBHSSC) is a two-week residential camp hosted at colleges and universities across the nation. Each camp will provide 48-54 promising middle school grade level students the opportunity to enhance their proficiency in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education while living on a college campus – all at no cost to the child or family.
Girls Inc. of Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey – National
Girls Incorporated of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. We achieve this mission by addressing the unique needs of girls through advocacy, education, and direct services, including the development of mentoring relationships. These programs focus on leadership and community service, science, technology and math, as well as financial literacy, sports, culture/heritage, promoting a healthy lifestyle, decision making, and media literacy.
Girls' Leadership Camp
We are a nonprofit leadership program for Philadelphia girls. Our program focuses on team-building, leadership development, creative arts, and appreciation of nature. We offer girls the chance to get out of the city for a one-week sleep away camp experience, and then to get involved in our year-round mentoring, service projects, creative arts, and leadership activities.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
The Young Scholars Program provides the most personalized, generous scholarship experience in the nation. The Foundation works closely with Scholars and their families to construct a tailored educational program that includes, but is not limited to, support for summer programs, distance learning courses, and music and art instruction. Some Young Scholars attend a private school if none of their public school options adequately serve their academic potential; however, many stay in their public schools.
Legacy: Youth, Tennis and Education
Our 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.
Mighty Writers' mission is to teach Philadelphia kids (ages 7 to 17) to think and write with clarity so they can achieve success at school, at work and in life. We offer a daily afterschool Academy, plus long- and short-term writing classes at night and on the weekends. We also have a Mighty Teen Scholars program, mentorships, intensive SAT Prep courses and college essay writing classes.
Mural Arts Program
The Art Education Department at Mural Arts offers year-round art instruction at no cost to Philadelphia youth ages 10 to 22. Our program invites you to take risks in your art, give voice to your experiences, and illustrate the world as you see it. At one of 16 sites across the city, our team of teaching artists will connect you to Mural Arts’ major public art projects through class projects that range from independent small-scale pieces to large-scale collaborations.
Norris Square Neighborhood Project
Norris Square Neighborhood Project is a community-driven, bilingual learning center in North Philadelphia that offers innovative youth and community programming including after school programs, arts and media programs, urban gardening and a year round CSA for Latino youth.
Partnerships for Achieving Careers in Technology and Science (PACTS) – Franklin Institute
PACTS is a year-round program of science enrichment, career development, cross-age mentoring, and leadership opportunities for diverse middle and high school students in the Greater Philadelphia region. PACTS students engage in hands-on science workshops, field-based research, special field trips, college and career counseling, and much more.
Say Yes to Education – National
Say Yes to Education, Inc. is a national non-profit committed to dramatically increasing high school and college graduation rates for our nation’s inner-city youth. We provide comprehensive supports, including the promise of a tuition scholarship, aligned with what research indicates is needed to enable every child to achieve his or her potential.
SquashSmarts works with 5th-12th grade students who are selected based on commitment, effort and attitude, not athletic or academic ability. Operating out of two facilities, the Lenfest Center (North Philadelphia) and Drexel’s Daskalakis Athletic Center (West Philadelphia), students attend practices three days each week focusing on SquashSmarts’ Five Pillars: (1) Academic Support, (2) Squash Instruction, (3) Fitness and Nutrition, (4) Personal Achievement, and (5) Leadership. Students also participate in competitive squash opportunities, community service projects, cultural outings, and special events.
Starfinder pairs athletic instruction with a range of educational and enrichment programs, delivered after school during the academic year and at summer camps. Programs take place in our 30,000 square foot indoor soccer and education facility as well as at schools and recreation centers around the region.
The Steppingstone Scholars *
The Steppingstone Scholars program prepares motivated schoolchildren for acceptance and success at college preparatory schools. These schools include public, independent and parochial schools in the Philadelphia area. Students are accepted into the Scholars Program in fourth grade, begin the 14-month academic preparation component during the summer before fifth grade, and begin attending their new schools in the sixth grade. The Scholars Program comprises every phase of the Scholars' progression through the program, from admission in the fourth grade to graduation from college.
Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK)
The Summer Engineering Experience for Kids program (SEEK) is the National Society of Black Engineers’ (NSBE) premiere solution to the underrepresentation of African American students in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields. The free, three week program is a STEM pipeline designed to expose African American children to STEM fields as early as the third grade and through the twelfth grade. In addition, this exposure will be provided by utilizing NSBE members, who are young, Black, collegiate students, majoring in STEM fields.
United Communities Southeast Philadelphia
United Communities Southeast Philadelphia has a long and rich tradition of service to children, adults and families residing in Southeast Philadelphia. Youth services include summer activities, internships, after-school enrichment, academic support, entrepreneurship, and more.
Women In National Sciences (WINS) – Drexel University
Women In Natural Sciences (WINS) is a free after-school and summer science enrichment program at the Academy of Natural Sciences. Since its founding in 1982, WINS has introduced hundreds of high school girls to future careers in science and other professions by providing hands-on science workshops, career and college exploration, and positive youth development.