PhillyGoes2College Top of the Class Parade

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June 6, 2013
Come Celebrate Philadelphia’s Best and Brightest High School Graduates!

Mayor Michael A. Nutter and the PhillyGoes2College office will host the second annual Top of the Class Parade on Thursday, June 6, 2013.  This march down Broad Street is in recognition of Philadelphia’s outstanding high school graduates.

PhillyGoes2College, an initiative of the Mayor’s Office of Education, aims to motivate more youth and adults to pursue and complete college. They serve as a resource center providing programs and financial support to get Philadelphia residents the help they need to go college.

Eastern University Education Forum

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May 30, 2013
A great discussion on youth and social media!

 On Thursday, May 30th, Eastern University’s Urban Studies Department will be holding an educational forum entitled “The Handwriting on the Wall: The Pros and Cons of Social Media Use Among Teens.”  

Presenter Ron Tinsley, adjunct instructor for Eastern University, will discuss social media and its effects on young adults. Tinsley will focus on how young adults communicate with each other in the digital community without any restrictions. This forum will also look at the dangers of social media and the increasing instances of cyber bullying.

Employers Needed for Summer WorkReady

May 15, 2013
Find out how to become a UAC summer worksite!

Fun, Safe Philly Summer Kickoff

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May 21, 2013
Learn about all the summer programs Philadelphia has to offer your child!

As a part of Mayor Michael A. Nutter’s Have a Fun, Safe Philly Summer initiative, the second annual Summer Kickoff will be held on Tuesday, May 21st, 2013.

The Summer Kickoff is a way for kids and parents to find out about all the summer programs Philadelphia has to offer. Activities include a chess tournament, art activities, Zumba, a basketball clinic, Rita’s Water Ice and many more! In addition, high school students have an opportunity to get college prep information.

9th Annual Community Day

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May 18, 2013
Come out and bring the whole family!


Putting young people to work

May 21, 2012

Philadelphia is facing a summer jobs crisis. Due to diminishing federal funds and the recession, estimates suggest that only 5,400 young people will work this summer through WorkReady Philadelphia, the city's youth workforce development system. Local employers, area foundations, and city and state governments are stepping up. But there's still a way to go to reach the target of 7,500 jobs.

Stacy E. Holland and Sharmain Matlock-Turner
Philadelphia Public School Notebook

BEE Camp (Basketball Education Enrichment)

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July 9, 2012
BEE Camp hosted at German Town Friends School. A day camp focused on teaching boys and girls grades 6-10 Basketball and study skills.

BEE Camp hosted at  German Town Friends School. A camp focused on teaching boys and girls grades 6-10 Basketball and study skills. The camp runs in three sessions, July 9-15, July 16-20 and July 23-27. The camp runs monday through friday from 8:30am-3:00pm. Each session cost $150 but one can purchase all three sessions for $400.

UAC Welcomes Summer Interns

July 22, 2011
At an orientation last week, 16 young people were welcomed into the Coalition family.

Comcast Foundation Supports Teenshop’s Summer Leadership Program

April 29, 2011
Thanks to a generous eight thousand dollar grant from the Comcast Foundation, Teenshop will expand its program to include more girls and activities.