Program that seeks to empower young mothers 18-21 years old with the skills necessary to compete in the workforce- GED prep., money skills- 152 West Lehigh Ave.- 215-425-7800.
Gateway to College
Gateway to College at Community College of Philadelphia is a scholarship program for School District of Philadelphia students, ages of 16-20, who have dropped out of school but have a desire to get back on track and earn a high school diploma and college credits. Call 215-751-8246 or go online for an application.
● Out of School Youth ●
School District of Phila. Re-Engagement Center
A one stop shopping resource center to help 16-21 year olds reenroll in diploma or GED programs. Call 215-400-6700 or visit one of the centers at 440 North Broad Street Suite 1013 8:30-4:30 pm M-F or 4224 N. Front Street, Suite 213 (267) 336-6090 hours M-F: 8AM – 4 PM.
Alternatives to Traditional High School
Click below to get listing of alternatives to traditional high schools for out of school youth or those looking for alternatives. Listing from Project U-Turn. http://www.pyninc.org/projectuturn/reconnecting.php
Alternatives to Traditional High Schools
Project U Turn
Out of school? Want a high school diploma or GED? Call 1-877-TURN-180 for help.
E3 Power Program
Helps out of school youth acquire the necessary skills and work experience to make the transition into adulthood. Programs include: mentoring; college readiness; community service; GED; tutoring and support groups. 5 locations:
- Girard Branch 2800 N. American St. 215-763-8870
- North Broad Branch 1231 North Broad Street 215-763-2393
- West Branch 4111 Lancaster Ave 215-387-2134
- Logan Branch 5201 Old York Rd 267-455-5860
- SW Branch 2210 S 71st St 267- 299- 2500
YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School
YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School provides out-of-school youth in Philadelphia with the broadest range of tools, supports and opportunities available to become self-sufficient, responsible and productive citizens in their community.
Students earn their high school diplomas while learning valuable job skills and engaging in community service projects. YouthBuild Philadelphia rebuilds lives and communities! 1231 N. Broad St, 3rd Fl 215-627-8671.
YES- Youth Empowerment Services
YES’ year-round open entry program combines enticing media and art activities with proven counseling models, GED preparatory classes and job-readiness training. Call 215.769.0340 for info.
Philadelphia Futures prepares students from low-income families to enter and succeed in college by providing mentoring, academic enrichment, college guidance and financial incentives. Also publishes Step Up to College, a guide to the college and financial aid application processes that is distributed to all high school students; the Guide also is available free of charge on request.- 230 S. Braod St, 7th Fl-215-790-1666
The Ellis Trust: Grants and Scholarships for High School Girls Residing in Philadelphia
The Ellis Trust provides financial assistance for school needs, extracurricular programs, summer camps and/or high school tuition for high-achieving girls in grades 9-12 who reside in Philadelphia. Eligible girls are from single parent families who meet federal reduced lunch income eligibility guidelines. Call 215-735-4480 with questions.
Children’s Scholarship Fund
The Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia provides educational alternatives to low-income Philadelphia families through needs based scholarships. Call (215) 670-8411 or go to website below for info. .
Philly Goes to College
Great website to prepare for college from middle school on.
Mighty Writers is a unique organization that whose mission it is is to help school-aged kids learn the joy of writing. They offer tutoring and writing workshops. 1501 Chrsitian Street. 267.239.0899.