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September Opportunities

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late August

Calling All Girl Bosses

program through the Girl Scouts

Calling All Girl Bosses is a year-long program empowering girls in Philadelphia to lead the change they want to see in their neighborhoods. During the 2024-2025 school year, you’ll work with friends, mentors, and community leaders to identify a problem in your neighborhood and implement a solution that will make a real difference in the place you live.  Calling All Girl Bosses is open to all girls entering grades 6-12 who live, attend school, or are part of a Girl Scout troop that meets in Philadelphia. You do not need to have previous Girl Scouting experience.  

FREE 6-12
late September danceLogic The program combines the art of dance and computer coding leading to the development of original choreography and performance. Girls learn the value of focus, dedication, and teamwork, as well as career-building industry-standard computer programming skills. danceLogic runs from October thru the second Saturday in June when they perform at the annual West Park Arts Fest.



*scholarships available

females age 10 and older
ongoing Ed Snider Hockey

Our Introductory Programs are designed to create a welcoming and fun environment for students of all backgrounds who are brand new to hockey and have no prior skating experience. All new registrants will participate in our 6-week beginner program that prepares students to take their first steps on the ice.


Programs are located at a variety of rinks throughout the city. 

FREE age 5-16
late September UPenn's OurSpace Internship for High School Students

Netter Center’s LGBTQIA+ programming, OurSpace, in collaboration with Penn’s LGBT Center is currently working to help solve the issue of the limited safe spaces for queer youth, the challenges of fostering inclusivity within Philadelphia schools, and the lack of queer-inclusive and comprehensive health education.  Each component of OurSpace creates safe and educational spaces for queer youth to unapologetically be themselves while empowering them to be healthy and make positive changes for the LGBTQ+ community. 

YOU GET PAID! grades 9-12
mid September Girls Justice League The Girls Justice League (GJL) is a girls’ rights organization dedicated to taking action for social, political, educational, and economic justice with and for girls and young women. FREE girls and gender expansive youth between the ages of 12-23
mid September PhillyCAM classes

1. Hear Us Out Radio Program- Learn to broadcast yourself by learning radio production skills such as audio editing, storytelling, interviewing, and sound design. Develop your communication and leadership skills at our WPPM 106.5 FM community radio station.


2. REEL Skills TV Class- Make media that matters. Learn how to communicate your thoughts and ideas by using video and audio to create high-quality content for multiple platforms. Join our supportive and collaborative environment of youth media makers! 

FREE ages 14-21
ongoing Community Tutors Philadelphia

Community Tutors is an online tutoring program that pairs K-8 tutees from traditionally underserved schools with dedicated high school tutors from across the city of Philadelphia to engage in once a week, free online tutoring.


We are looking for high school students from across Philadelphia to become tutors for our program.  


tutors- high school students


tutees- grades K-8

mid September Coded by Kids Innovation League The Innovation League is an opportunity for entrepreneurial high school students in Philadelphia who want to learn how to build businesses while growing their skills and solving problems in their community. Like a traditional sports league, students attend weekly practices led by tech mentors and build their technology, leadership, and social skills. At the end of the season, the teams will compete in the Innovation Bowl - the league’s culminating championship event - for awards and prizes up to $5,000. FREE grades 9-12
late August Philadelphia City Rowing (PCR) Fall Middle School Program

PCR creates a unique, comprehensive and FREE after-school enrichment experience for young people in The School District of Philadelphia by offering a mix of rowing, academic mentorship, and wellness education. We strive to create an inclusive environment that helps all young people unlock their true potential and explore the possibilities of their future. 

FREE current grades 7 and 8
ongoing Teen WOARRIOR Youth Leadership Advisory Council  Teen WOARRIOR is WOAR’s Youth Leadership Advisory Council which consists of a group of motivated and driven teens that are committed to ending sexual violence in the city of Philadelphia. Teen WOARRIOR is youth-focused and youth-led group who works together to shift social norms through engaging peers and allies to promote healthy relationships, creating a consent culture, active bystander engagement, and other relevant issues through social media.  FREE 9-12
late September Black Girls' Literacies Project The Black Girls' Literacies Project (BGLP) is an inquiry group designed to support adolescent black girls in researching and practicing self-love. As a group, we deepen our understanding of what it looks like to love ourselves and others. Drawing on the literacy practices of other Black women and girls throughout time, we seek to understand: how do Black girls practice self-love. FREE 8-12
*late August Project HOME K-8 After School Program

The K-8 After School Program at the Honickman Learning Center Comcast Technology Labs provides high quality learning opportunities in a safe, nurturing and academically-rigorous environment where children are encouraged to achieve their full potential.  The program runs daily from 3:00-6:00 pm throughout the school year. 

The After School Program focuses on supporting children in developing their academic skills and raising literacy levels. Literacy skills are enhanced through the use of award-winning web-based software programs such as Imagine Learning and Achieve 3000. 

early September John Heinz Urban Conservation Crew Fall Program

Crew Members will work together in teams to complete conservation projects around the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, including improvements to hiking trails, wildlife habitat and visitor infrastructure.  Program recruitment is targeted to attract youth from diverse backgrounds from the greater Philadelphia area.

YOU GET PAID ages 15-18
ongoing Teen Arden Teen Arden is an extension of the Arden Theatre Company’s teen classes and camps. This program gives 9th-12th graders direct access to the work we do on stage! As a member of Teen Arden, you can look forward to attending all Arden shows, including dinner and an exclusive talk back with actors, for only $10. Additionally, programming during the season includes many FREE events, such as our Teen Arden College + Career Fair, trips to see shows at other cultural institutions, and a Teen Arden Cabaret! low cost and FREE events 9-12
late September Independence Seaport Museum Teen Programs At Independence Seaport Museum, we believe education is key for inspiring future generations of thinkers, historians, engineers, builders, and conservationists.  All of our programs center around not only our mission, but how the skills learned can be adapted to their daily lives and help improve their community.  We offer a wide array of programs suitable for high school students. 
FREE 9-12
early September

Mighty Writers


*different locations throughout the city


Our mission is to teach Philadelphia kids (ages 7 to 17) to think and write with clarity so they can achieve success at school, at work and in life.

We offer daily afterschool academies, long- and short-term writing classes nights and weekends, teen scholar programs, mentorships, SAT Prep courses and college essay writing classes.

FREE grades 4-12
mid September KYW Newstudies Program Students come to the KYW Newsradio studios to learn news writing, reporting, ethics and interviewing skills from station managers, editors, reporters, anchors and guest speakers. Then they research, write and record news stories about their school and community.
FREE 10-12
rolling Philly Reading Coaches Philly Reading Coaches is helping students in grades K-3 become better, motivated and confident readers. Committed volunteers - who can be as young as 13 years old - will spend a minimum of one hour once a week reading with a student, helping them to gain confidence in their reading abilities and discover the love of reading.



*You serve as a volunteer.

ages 13 and older
mid September WTS Philadelphia's Transportation YOU Program

Transportation YOU is a hands-on, interactive, mentoring program that offers young women ages 13-18 an introduction to a wide variety of transportation careers. Through the program, WTS chapters work to make a difference in the lives of young girls by offering programs and activities that will spark their interest in all modes of transportation and encourage them to take courses in math, science, and technology, which are the stepping stones to exciting careers that can change the face of the transportation industry. Our program is led by over twenty women professionals (engineers, planners, marketing, and finance professionals) who volunteer their time as mentors.


FREE females age 13-18
rolling The Charles E. Ellis Trust for Girls The Charles E. Ellis Trust for Girls helps young women living in single-parent households, attending Philadelphia public and charter high schools, excel in school and be prepared for postsecondary success. In addition to awarding grants to help cover basic school-related needs, such as uniforms, supplies, sports equipment and musical instruments, The Ellis Trust funds a range of exciting and meaningful experiences and opportunities to help girls strengthen their academic skills, develop their character, perfect their talents and discover who they are and who they hope to be.  



They pay for school supplies and for you to participate in programs!

girls in grades 9-12 who meet the criteria (see website)
early September Rock to the Future Musicore After School Program Get the full music experience in a judgement-free creative environment! Students get to learn their choice of instrument (bass, guitar, drums, piano), form bands with their peers, write and record original music, play cover songs, participate in a vocal ensemble, and perform live a minimum of twice during the program year. Homework help and tutoring is also offered along with weekly creative workshops and performances from local and national musical guests from a variety of genres. FREE for low income students grades 6-12



Pennsylvania Academy

of the Fine Arts (PAFA)

After School Studio

Arts Program

Take FREE classes in Illustration, Oil Painting, Foundation Drawing, and/or Life Drawing.  No experience necessary, all materials are included, weekly attendance required, help with portfolio development if wanted.


mid September
TILT Institute Teen Photo Program
Teen Photo runs from October to May with weekly meetings one day a week. Students involved in the program will go out on field trips to photography exhibitions around the city, create a book of their own pictures and have the chance to exhibit and sell their work in PPAC’s gallery. PPAC provides a digital camera to borrow and free supplies. All you need to do is sign up! Most of our students have never had an art class of any kind before. FREE
mid September Access Engineering at Penn The program is formatted as an eight-week Saturday morning lab-based course that acquaints students with a wide-range of engineering disciplines: computer science, bioengineering, systems, materials science, and many more. FREE 9-12


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