At the Out of School Time (OST) program, educational enrichment is a major priority, as is providing a safe, constructive environment in times when school is out and parents are still at work. After-school and summer camp activities include academic support, cultural enrichment, and healthy recreation to help kids thrive.
Our OST programs are located in the Philadelphia neighborhoods of Carroll Park and Feltonville, and in Darby Pennsylvania. These are vibrant, close-knit communities, but they are not without their struggles. Poverty and unemployment rates are high and school-based community services offer vital connections. OST’s daily activities benefit youth, but at its core, OST brings families together and serves as a resource for the neighborhood.
A typical afternoon or summer day is jam-packed with educational clubs, homework help, and nutritious snacks. Monthly family nights bring together generations over meals and celebrations. At our Feltonville location, we use STEAM-based curriculum, which means that projects are created to explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.
ECS is recognized as a top provider in Philadelphia, offering a safe and nurturing environment where each child is empowered to be their best.