Philadelphia Camden – Programs

Philadelphia & CAMDEN - Programs

After-School All-Stars Philadelphia & Camden offers a holistic approach to extended-day learning and helps youth develop the necessary life skills (attributes, attitudes, and characteristics) to succeed in school and beyond.

Our All-Stars participate in activities that develop their skills, build their desire for mastery, and increase their levels of engagement. Research shows that a combination of academics, enrichment activities, and healthy lifestyles improve student achievement significantly more than academics alone.

Our curriculum is structured around five core programs: academic readiness, visual & performing arts, STEM learning, health & wellness, and career exploration. Our All-Stars also enjoy watershed education–an immersive, experiential learning program centered on our local ecosystem.

Academic
Readiness

Academic Readiness includes a homework hour and other activities designed to build positive academic habits in youth.

Activities include:
•homework assistance
•test prep support
•math & science enrichment
•language arts enrichment
•academic strategies

stem learning

Our STEM Learning activities include learning experiences that promote the 4 Cs of 21st century skills (collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking).

Activities include:
•coding & robotics
•music/video production
•game design
•makerspace/engineering
•project presentations

health &
wellness

Our Health & Wellness initiatives include a variety of programs that keep youth active, inform them about nutrition, reinforce healthy eating habits, and explore fitness.

Activities include:
•competitive sports
•recreational sports
•active play
•cooking, nutrition, and gardening

career exploration

In our Career Exploration initiatives, students participate in a series of classes/activities where they get to:

•connect with their personal hobbies and interests
•explore various industries and careers
•engage in field trips, workshops, and presentations
•participate in hands-on experiences to develop skills and acquire industry knowledge

visual & performing arts

Our Visual & Performing Arts programs play a vital role in helping our youth self-express, gain confidence, build empathy, and explore social justice, race, and equity.

Activities include:
•visual & performing arts
•fashion & design
•music
•mural art

watershed education

In Watershed Education, the outdoors becomes the classroom for environmental science education, creative student-led projects, and neighborhood stewardship. We actively engage our All-Stars by:

•providing full access to educational and recreational opportunities in watershed education
•teaching students about water quality issues and the interconnectedness between their daily lives and the environment