Our purpose in ministering to youth is to develop leaders who become adult leaders in our community through:
- Academic improvement and the development of critical thinking skills
- Positive mentoring relationships
- Development of creativity and giftedness in the arts
- Improved self-esteem and decision-making
Staff and volunteers develop long-term relationships in small learning environments which model conflict reconciliation, spiritual discipline, and critical thinking skills. These qualities are taught through literacy and STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math). All mentors and staff are required to complete on-site training, interviews, and background checks.
21st Century Community Learning Center Out-of-school Enrichment Program
(Funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Education)
After School Program
This program is Monday through Friday, 3:00pm to 6:00pm, from September through mid-June and serves children grades Kindergarten through 5th. Programming includes literacy and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) taught by caring and professional teachers.
To enroll your child(ren) in the program, either on-site or at Carnell, please contact the out-of-school coordinator at 21stCCLC@occcda.org or (215) 400-3150 x6 for registration information. If you are interested in volunteering or employment, please find information on the “Opportunities” page.
Summer Art and Enrichment Program
The Summer Art and Enrichment Program is a six (6) week day camp held Monday through Thursday from 9am to 3pm. The camp is for students who have completed Kindergarten through those going into 5th grade. Programming includes literacy and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) taught by caring and professional teachers. We also have structured recreational activities and field trips to fun and educational locations. The program closes with a family event highlighting the accomplishments of participating youth.
Registration is currently open. Click here to download a registration form. When complete, please bring it to:
Carnell Elementary School
Family Resource Center (Room B-2)
1100 Devereaux Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19111
For more registration details, please contact us at 21stCCLC@occcda.org or (215) 400-3150 x6.
The summer program also provides volunteer and employment opportunities for both youth and adults. Please look for information on the “Opportunities” page.