|A Better Chance - College Preparatory Program||A Better Chance (ABC) is a college preparatory program which offers a challenging educational opportunity to academically talented and economically disadvantaged students who are determined to succeed. ABC is only for boys, who attend Lower Merion High School and can house up to 9 students.||Montgomery||A Better Chance in Lower Merion - Montgomery; Lower Merion||A Better Chance in Lower Merion|
|Bryn Mawr Theatre Film Institute - Summer Filmmaking Workshop||Partnered with Youth Media Interactive, our program is open to rising high school student.Through the experiential learning process of film pre-production, production, and post-production. Student work with fellow aspiring filmmakers to learn the art and craft of filmmaking while creating a movie that expresses your ideas.The workshop meets Mondays through Thursdays for six weeks during the summer at Bryn Mawr Film Institute. Tuition includes training, the use of equipment, and materials. Limited scholarships are available. Once made, the finished film will be put it on the big screen at Bryn Mawr Film Institute.
- Collaborative script writing
- Website designing
||Montgomery||Bryn Mawr Theatre Film Institute - Montgomery; Bryn Mawr||Bryn Mawr Theatre Film Institute|
|Champions of Caring - Recognition Program||The Champions of Caring Recognition Program provides high school students with an opportunity to celebrate and be celebrated. Each May at Drexel University the Recognition Ceremony brings together hundreds of people from all over the greater Philadelphia region to honor young people for their service.
Champions of Caring is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to sensitizing, educating, and empowering young people to take active roles in improving their communities. Our community and school-based programs help reduce prejudice, encourage service, and promote positive community change.||Montgomery||Champions of Caring - Montgomery; Bala Cynwyd||Champions of Caring|
|Communities in Schools of Philadelphia - ELECT||Education Leading to Employment and Career Training (ELECT) program provides students in need of pregnancy support with referrals to health care and child care services. The program also provides academic support services such as tutoring to ensure that students work toward graduation and transition into jobs, vocational training or college.||Philadelphia||Communities in Schools Philadelphia - Philadelphia; Art Museum||Communities in Schools of Philadelphia|
|Congreso de Latinos Unidos - Exito Program - Thomas Edison High School and KCAPA High School||Congreso's Éxito program provides Case Management for high school students attending Thomas Edison High School and KCAPA. This program provides Case Management and after-school services to assist with work/college readiness and drop-out prevention.||Philadelphia||Out of School Time Programming||Congreso de Latinos Unidos|
|Crossroads Community Center - Senior High Teen Club||Activities include games, seminars and projects, trips, Bible study and Praise Time.||Philadelphia||Crossroads Community Center - Philadelphia; Kensington||Crossroads Community Center|
|Educating Communities for Parenting - Baby Watch||Baby Watch is a prevention program in which parents/caregivers and infants are "adopted" by a school, transforming ordinary classrooms into interactive learning labs in which students examine the complex parent-child relationship and learn about nurturing behaviors, caring for others and caring for self.||Philadelphia||Educating Communities for Parenting - Philadelphia; Center City||Educating Communities for Parenting|
|Educating Communities for Parenting (ECP) - Parenting Education||Educating Communities for Parenting serves nearly 500 clients annually at over 25 sites including traditional, alternative, charter, and disciplinary schools; foster care residences, homeless shelters, recovery facilities, and childcare centers. ECP works with a diverse range of populations including teen and adult parents; adjudicated delinquent youth; young adults aging out of the foster care system; preschoolers, and children at grave risk of becoming victims or perpetrators of violence. ECP provides the knowledge and skills necessary for children, teens, and at-risk parents to become independent, responsible, nurturing citizens and parents; better able to take care of themselves, their families, and their communities.
||Philadelphia||Educating Communities for Parenting - Philadelphia; Center City||Educating Communities for Parenting|
|Empowerment Group - Entrepreneurship Education Program||Provides hands-on after-school and summer courses on how to start your own business. Children learn about the planning phase of starting and running a business. They explore how they can incorporate their skills and interests into a business venture, perform market research, learn about industry research, price their goods and services, and sell to their target customers. They gain important practice in public speaking and effective communication as well as learning the importance of keeping good financial records. The curriculum is adaptable for children from elementary through high school. The classes are designed for small groups - individual instructors generally work with no more than 15 children.||Philadelphia||Empowerment Group - Philadelphia; Fishtown||Empowerment Group|
|Enterprise Center - Business Boot Camp||Provides five days of intensive training in business and entrepreneurship. Financial literacy workshops, business speakers, business games and simulations, networking, technology, contests and discussions will provide students with the information, inspiration and tools needed to be successful in business and entrepreneurship. Camp is not for students looking for recreational activities but, for students who have a serious interest in learning how to start their own business. Space is limited.||Philadelphia||The Enterprise Center - Philadelphia; West Philadelphia||Enterprise Center|
|Fabric Workshop and Museum - Apprentice Training Program||The Apprentice Training Program offers high school, college and post-graduate students the opportunity to learn all aspects of silk-screening printing on fabric. Students design and print their own fabric yardage and assist staff in the production of artist residency projects. Held four times a year.||Philadelphia||Fabric Workshop and Museum - Philadelphia; Chinatown||Fabric Workshop and Museum|
|Federation of Neighborhood Centers - Teens 4 Good Program||Teens 4 Good is a Federation of Neighborhood Centers program that builds long-term, working relationships with promising students attending Philadelphia’s public high schools, beginning in the ninth grade. The Teens 4 Good program provides high school students with the skills, confidence and support needed to enter and complete college, attain and sustain challenging jobs, perform effectively in the workplace, and make choices that lead to successful and meaningful lives. Teens 4 Good provides students with a year-round curriculum of character, leadership, teamwork and life skills development, one-on-one mentoring, career exploration, cultural opportunities, and hands-on entrepreneurial activities through a teen-run gardening, nutrition and health business. The mission statement created by the teens is, "To make a difference in the world by inspiring all teens to give back to their communities. Teens were put in this world for a reason, and we are here to help them realize that they have the power and the responsibility to create a positive future."
Through hands-on educational activities, youth learn practical skills about how to create, build and sustain a socially responsible business. They learn how to: plant, nurture, harvest, package, and distribute vegetables, herbs and fruit; 2) sell produce and garden related products (i.e. cookbooks, calendars) to local communities, restaurants and stores; 3) design and conduct nutrition programs; 4) design marketing materials (i.e. website, newsletters, brochures); 5) manage finances; 6) communicate effectively; 7) apply character strengths to solve problems; and 8) build healthy relationships through teamwork, networking, sales presentations, and customer service.
Teens 4 Good will expand to five regions of Philadelphia, each housing a Youth Entrepreneurship Incubator. The 5 regions will serve all of Philadelphia’s inner city high schools and will serve as a national model that can be replicated in other cities.||Philadelphia||Federation of Neighborhood Centers - Philadelphia; Center City||Federation of Neighborhood Centers|
|Hope Partnership for Education - High School Support Program||Our High School Support Program focuses on successfully transitioning students into quality high schools which meet their potential. It offers assistance in choosing and being accepted into high school, academic and social support for students throughout their high school years and aid in choosing, applying for and meeting the requirements for college acceptance or successful entrance into the world of work.
||Philadelphia||Hope Partnership for Education - Philadelphia; North Philadelphia||Hope Partnership for Education|
|Human Services Center - Emerging Leaders Program||The Emerging Leaders Program affords dozens of in-school high school seniors and juniors the opportunity to develop work competencies in organization, resource allocation, interpersonal skills, information systems, and team building. Through experiential seminars, educational trainings, internships, and work experience, each student develops essential occupational and life skills. In addition, ELP participants earn career exploration stipends based on their attendance, behavior, and participation in the program.||Allegheny||Human Services Center||Human Services Center|
|International Ballet Exchange (IBE) - Residency Programs||Provides residency programs to schools in the Philadelphia School District, including Simon Gratz High School, Girls High, University City High School, Northeast High School, Kenderton Elementary School, Anna B. Pratt Elementary and George Washington High School.
Residencies consist of a full year of ballet training, twice weekly, which culminates in a collaborative ballet performance with other local ballet students who study privately. The performance is free for elementary school children in the Philadelphia School District and is performed in the spring during the daytime hours.
Residency students also are provided with free tickets and transportation to the Donetsk Ballet's production of The Nutcracker.||Philadelphia||International Ballet Exchange (IBE) - Philadelphia; East Falls||International Ballet Exchange (IBE)|
|Kiwanis Club - K-Family Sponsored Programs||K-Family Sponsored Programs offers a variety services that serves the children, challenged individuals, needy families, and community needs.||Montgomery||Kiwanis Club of Glenside - Montgomery; Glenside||Kiwanis Club|
|Multi-Cultural Academy Charter School - Community Service and Charter Schools||Commitment to the community is a very important part of the Multi-Cultural Academy Charter School way of life. As a school founded in partnership with the local community, it is very important to MACS to give back to its neighbors. MACS endeavors to build a community spirit through activities that foster an awareness of the presence and well-being of others.
Community service is an educational objective as well. MACS is committed to the education of the whole person, with the following objectives:
- to instill in students a strong sense of responsibility toward themselves and society
- to challenge students to possess a positive attitude and to conduct themselves with dignity, respect, and responsibility
- to promote character development, respect for others, and self-respect
- to encourage respect and appreciation of the differences among individuals and their cultural and linguistic backgrounds
- to nurture developing skills, as well as foster the discovery of hidden talents and leadership potential
Some students choose to volunteer at an organization with special meaning for them, such as a religious institution or an organization that, in the past, helped them or someone close to them. Others seek out opportunities for new and unique experiences, by volunteering for groups such as Habitat for Humanity or City Year.
One student said that she became Clean-Up Captain for her block "because there was no one else to do it." It is just this sense of civic responsibility that MACS seeks to foster. No one can solve all of the problems in the world - or even in the city of Philadelphia - but, by performing community service, students can make a small difference in their neighborhoods, and that benefits everyone. When students contribute to their community, they become participants in the life of the community, not just residents of a neighborhood. This benefits everyone, including the students themselves.
At MACS, community service is not just something to talk about - it's a duty. Students at MACS are required to perform a minimum of 20 hours of community service per school year. However, many students go well beyond this minimum, performing hundreds of hours of service to their communities. In 2008, senior Devon Walton received the prestigious President's Award For Community Service from President George W. Bush for performing well over 1,000 hours of community service. In 2009, senior Jodiann Salmon received The Philadelphia Inquirer Student Citizenship Award for "community contribution, good scholarship, and school participation."
To encourage students to perform extra community service, MACS awards .25 of an elective credit for every 30 hours in excess of the required 20 hours of service. In this way, students can earn up to one full credit each school year||Philadelphia||Multi-Cultural Academy Charter School - Philadelphia; North Philadelphia||Multi-Cultural Academy Charter School|
|People For People - What Matters Most Campaign||In partnership with Urban Family Council (www.urbanfamilycouncil.org) we promote abstinence until marriage. We seek to encourage youth to delay sexual activity until marriage which will increase the likelihood of healthier young people, marriages, and families in our community. Our goal is to impact at least 15% or more of Philadelphia’s youth population with the message of delaying sexual activity. In order to accomplish this we have gone into middle and high schools, as well as youth organizations and churches to teach abstinence until marriage via the WAIT (Why Am I Tempted) training curriculum www.waittraining.org. Some of the middle schools include Hill Freedman, Leeds and Wilson, etc. Some of the high schools include Olney, Simon Gratz, Bartram, and Kensington||Philadelphia||People for People, Inc. - North Broad Street||People For People|
|Philadelphia Youth Network - Work Ready Program||WorkReady provides skills training and industry pipeline programs. WorkReady Philadelphia programs offer a variety of ways that businesses throughout the region can give a young person their first break.
||Philadelphia||Philadelphia Youth Network - Philadelphia; Old City||Philadelphia Youth Network|
|Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)||Middle school, high school and college chapters with advisors for each group that helps provide studen with prevention tools to deal with the issues of underge drinking, other drug use, risky and impaired driving and other destructive decisions. It does this by providing the following activities:
- Designated Driver programs for underage young people
- Safe Rides programs
- Parties where alcohol is served under the supervision of or with the knowledge or consent of parents or other adults
- Drinking subject to passing a Breathalyzer test
Shop at the SADD online store for SADD apparel and accessories.||255 Main St, Marlboro MA (Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD))||Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)|
|Triangle Club of Montgomery County - William F. Dannehower Memorial Scholarship Award||The Triangle Club of Montgomery County was established in 1963 to promote service, sports, and scholarship among public, parochial, and private high school students in the county. During the spring of each year, the Triangle Club honors the top scholar-athletes from all area high schools, at which time the most outstanding is selected to receive the William F. Dannehower Memorial Scholarship Award.
The award is named for the late President Judge of the Montgomery Country Court of Common Pleas, who assisted in the formation of the Triangle Club, and whose life exemplified the ideals of scholarship, sports, and community service.
Each year, the Triangle Club awards three annual college scholarships. The winner of the prestigious William F. Dannehower Award receives $5,000, and their school is granted $1,000 as well. The first runner-up receives $2,000, and $1,000 is awarded to the second runner-up.||Montgomery||Triangle Club of Montgomery County - Montgomery; Telford||Triangle Club of Montgomery County|
|World Affairs Council of Philadelphia - High School Programs||Students take part in a variety of foreign policy and international affairs-focused programs aimed at improving knowledge and providing opportunities to develop globally competitive skills in leadership, communication and critical thinking.
||Philadelphia||The World Affairs Council - Philadelphia; Center City||World Affairs Council of Philadelphia|