The following list represents our currently funded initiatives.

 


Project
Focus Area
Type/Funding

After School All-Stars

Providing middle schoolers with career visits, trips to high school options fair, STEM programming and other courses to prepare youth for the 21st century workforce.

Middle School Out-of-School Time Programs

$150,000 / 24 months

Afterschool Activities Partnership (ASAP)

Afterschool Activities Partnership (ASAP) expands the traditional scope of afterschool activities by providing curriculum, training and volunteer support for clubs and cross-site opportunities around Philadelphia, including the Philadelphia Youth Chess Challenge, Scholastic Debate League, Philly Plays Scrabble, Drama, and the After School Directory. Through partnerships and program activities, ASAP cultivates communities of youth for whom extracurricular passions are a gateway to improved school performance and postsecondary success.

Middle School Out-of-School Time Programs

$200,000 / 24 months

Art Sanctuary

Arts Sanctuary uses the power of black art to transform individuals, create and build community and foster cultural understanding. Art Sanctuary’s North Stars program trains and deploys artists in residence to partner sites to provide multidisciplinary arts programming that helps youth process and respond to relevant social issues. Through this program, participants first explore social movements of the civil rights era, then respond to contemporary rights issues via dance, writing, plays or theater.

Middle School Out-of-School Time Programs

$80,000 / 24 months

Artwell

Artwell provides arts education and creative reflection that supports young people in discovering their strengths, facing complex challenges and awakening dreams. Artwell’s Art of Growing Leaders program introduces ten- to fourteen-year-olds to multicultural rites of passage and fosters creative leadership skills, building on the unique strengths in each youth to benefit their communities.

Middle School Out-of-School Time Programs

$120,000 / 2 years

Boys and Girls Clubs of Philadelphia

Boys and Girls Clubs of Philadelphia offer a safe place to learn and grow, with a variety of programs from competitive athletic leagues to character and leadership development. Middle school–focused activities are offered at fourteen out of fifteen club sites, supporting academic success, healthy lifestyles and character development. In addition, STEM enrichment activities and high school selection supports continue to deepen and grow.

Middle School Out-of-School Time Programs

$360,000 / 2 years

Boys' Latin

Boys' Latin is a single-gender college preparatory school. Extended day activities provide additional reading, math and extracurricular programming for 375 twelve- to fourteen-year-olds.

Middle School Out-of-School Time Programs

$100,000 / 12 months

City Year

Support for a City Year Team at Duckery elementary school focusing on reducing early warning indicators for middle school students.

Middle School Out-of-School Time Programs

$660,000 / 3 years

Coded by Kids

Support for after school programming in tech fields.

Middle School Out-of-School Time Programs

$75,000 / 1 year

Friends of Chester A. Arthur School

Friends of Chester A. Arthur School (FoCA) supports its namesake K–8 public school, located in Southwest Center City. FoCA serves as fiscal agent for the school, supporting initiatives including the launch of a menu of afterschool activities for middle school students. Program offerings include three STEM clubs, a theater program and Playworks, which trains middle school peer leaders to help with recess activities that build social-emotional skills.

Middle School Out-of-School Time Programs

$100,000 / 24 months

Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania

Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania is the premier leadership development organization for girls in Pennsylvania, serving more than 40,000 girls and engaging nearly 15,000 adult volunteers each year. The mission of Girl Scouts is to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. As part of the Girl Scouts Leadership Experience, middle school girls participate in workshops during the school day using the Free Being Me (FBM) and Be a Friend First (BFF) curricula, then are invited to join afterschool troops and to participate in summer sleepover camp experiences.

Middle School Out-of-School Time Programs

$150,000 / 24 months

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