Education & Youth Programming
The mission of the Education/Youth Programming Team is as follows:
Improving the life of our community by fostering relationships that create quality opportunities to learn, work, and play for our growing generation.
Monthly committee meetings are held every second Thursday of the month at 8pm at Liberty Choice.
Current Projects and Goals:
- Create a pamphlet for outreach to the community to bring awareness of the youth programming, recreation spaces, and schools in the community. Completed in 2016! Download a PDF of the brochure here.
- Connect youth with local programming and after school programs.
- Connect teens with volunteer and paid opportunities.
Below are just a few of the many schools, groups, and organizations in our community:
- H. A. Brown Elementary School (K-8)
- Horatio B. Hackett Elementary School (K-5) – Will also be starting a pre-school program this year.
- Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter School (K-12)
- Penn Treaty Middle & High School (6-12)
- Kensington Creative and Performing Arts (Capa) (9-12)
- Kensington Health Sciences Academy (9-12)
- Kensington International Business High School (9-12)
- By My Side Nature’s Heroes
- Emerald Street Farm Youth Programs – Every Monday at 4pm
- Arcadia Commons
- 21st Century After School Program
- Kensington Soccer Club
- Avenues of Change
- Cardinal Bevilacqua Community Center
- Fusion Tumbling & Fitness
- FAST Program (Families & Schools TOGETHER)
- Rock to the Future
- Philly Music Lessons
- Estilo Dance Studio
School Support Groups
Recreation Centers & Greenspaces
- Arcadia Commons Greenspace (Kern St)
- Shissler Playground & Recreation Center (Blair St)
- Cione Playground & Recreation Center
- Friends of Hagert Playground
- Norris Square Park
- Huntingdon/Emerald Greenspace
- Sergeant/Emerald St Greenspace
- Pop’s Playground & Skate Park (Huntingdon St)
- Kensington Branch – 104 Dauphin St, Philadelphia, PA 19133
- Fishtown Community Branch – 1217 East Montgomery Avenue
- McPherson Square Branch – 601 East Indiana Avenue
Employment Opportunities for Teens & Young Adults