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100 Years of Summer at the Free Library of Philadelphia!

100 Years of Summer at the Free Library of Philadelphia!

For a hundred years, the Free Library of Philadelphia has offered some sort of summer reading and learning program for children. In the earliest days, this took the form of the Vacation Reading Club, where older elementary-aged children were required to read and review books during the summer months, in order to receive certificates. Indeed,...
PCCY's Child Helpline Helps Families Get Health Insurance for FREE and in Every Language!

PCCY’s Child Helpline Helps Families Get Health Insurance for FREE and in Every Language!

The Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY) Child Helpline helps parents enroll in Medicaid or CHIP for their children, and during the coronavirus crisis, Medicaid for themselves.  The Helpline is also available to answer questions about Medicaid or CHIP coverage, help you find a health care provider – including behavioral health – and provide...
Check out the Free Library of Philadelphia's Online Programming During School Closures

Check out the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Online Programming During School Closures

Like so many parents and teachers, the staff at your local Free Library of Philadelphia location have had to make monumental adjustments to how we do business, in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis and the stay-at-home orders. As much of what we usually do relies on face-to-face interactions and being physically present in our...
Learn About the Importance of Breakfast During National School Breakfast Week!

Learn About the Importance of Breakfast During National School Breakfast Week!

D I D Y O U K N O W ? Students who eat breakfast at school are less likely to show symptoms of poor behavior, frustration, fatigue, headaches, and stomachaches. Your child's school meals are: Free of artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, MSG, BHT, BHA and High Fructose Corn Syrup Include 'No Antibiotic Ever' chicken...
Philadelphia Futures Now Accepting Applications!

Philadelphia Futures Now Accepting Applications!

Philadelphia Futures is seeking highly-motivated students to apply for admission to its college prep programs for the 2020-2021 academic year. Sponsor-A-Scholar Program Since its inception in 1989, the Sponsor-A-Scholar (SAS) program has provided direct services to low-income, first-generation-to-college students starting in ninth grade through college graduation and has evolved over time. SAS is a comprehensive, individualized,...
Dr. Klock Talks FACT Courses Support You in Navigating Your Child's Health

Dr. Klock Talks FACT Courses Support You in Navigating Your Child’s Health

Have you taken advantage of Family Academy: Courses and Trainings (FACT) yet? If not, you may be missing out on valuable information and resources for you and your family! FACT workshops are FREE to families and community members, take place all around the City of Philadelphia, and are designed to help children and families in...
Introducing the ELECT Coordinator: Teen Outreach!

Introducing the ELECT Coordinator: Teen Outreach!

Are you a young parent (under 22 years old) who needs to get reconnected to high school or a GED program? Ms. Gabby, ELECT Coordinator-Teen Outreach is here to help! Ms. Gabby works closely with the District’s Re-Engagement Center to support young parents with finding the right fit and having supports in place so they...
Read by 4th's Parent Council Looking for Liaisons

Read by 4th’s Parent Council Looking for Liaisons

Read by 4th’s Parent Council is a volunteer group of parents and caregivers who offer advice about how the Read by 4th Campaign can help ALL children read on grade level. We are looking for parent leaders who are passionate about being actively engaged in their child's education; are interested in learning more, doing more...
Philadelphia Futures Program Applications Opening January 2020!

Philadelphia Futures Program Applications Opening January 2020!

Philadelphia Futures is recruiting current 8th grade and 10th grade students for our two direct service programs. Admitted students will receive comprehensive, individualized college access and success programming including academic enrichment, college visits, tutoring, extracurricular clubs, summer programming, career exposure, college application guidance, financial incentives and support while in college! Students applying to the Sponsor-A-Scholar Program must...
SAT School Day and How Families Can Support High School Students with the SATs and PSATs

SAT School Day and How Families Can Support High School Students with the SATs and PSATs

In the midst of taking standardized tests throughout the school year, students may lose the big picture of their value. The SAT and PSAT exams, however, should be seen as gateway exams that open up more exposure and access into the college process. The SAT is an admission test accepted by all U.S colleges that...