Northeast Philadelphia: Philadelphia’s Out-of-School Time Initiative Enters Phase One

Northeast Philadelphia: Philadelphia’s Out-of-School Time Initiative Enters Phase One

Philadelphia’s Out-of-School Time (OST) Initiative continues to build on past programs and improve the quality of OST for children by increasing participation from non-city funded programs. Mayor Jim Kenney’s administration sees improving OST programing as a pathway to improving early literacy in children and to helping reduce food insecurity, asthma and obesity among city youths. The […]

 

Education: Improving Student Literacy with Scrabble

Education: Improving Student Literacy with Scrabble

The Philadelphia School District budget crisis has meant that after-school programs suffered losses. Nonprofits like After School Activities Partnerships (ASAP Philly) help organize activities for students all over the city. “ASAP is funded by grants and private donations and the mission is to provide academic enrichment opportunities through Scrabble, chess, debate and drama clubs in […]