Allentown School District--Family Centers
Family Centers seek to ensure the healthy growth and development of children by coordinating a wide variety of support services for families in the communities in which they live. Also offers Education on Child Growth and Development, pediatric health services, family support services and educational/employment-related services.
25 W. 3rd St., Bethlehem, PA 18015
After-School Program: B-Smart is an after-school enrichment program for area middle school students (Broughal, East Hills, Nitschmann, Northeast), especially at-risk youth, that blends traditional visual arts with the latest digital and computer technologies. It features graphic design and Web design classes, as well as exploration of the visual arts, including painting, drawing, photography and ceramics.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Allentown
Cumberland Gardens Unit--610-791-1113, 501 E. Susquehanna St., Allentown, PA 18103
Little Lehigh Unit--610-437-6162, Lawrence Court, Allentown, PA 18102
Sixth Street Unit--610-432-9323, 720 N. 6th St., Allentown, PA 18102
Teen Center--610-432-4592, 641 N. 7th St., Allentown, PA 18102
Turner Street--1610-433-0093, 302 Turner St., Allentown, PA 18102 The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Allentown (referred to as BGCA) is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.BGCA is a drop-in youth development organization that offers programs to children ages 6-18, in five core program areas: Health and Life Skills, The Arts, Education and Career Development, Character and Leadership Development, and Sports, Fitness and Recreation.
Boys and Girls Club of Bethlehem
1430 Fritz Dr., Bethlehem, PA 18017, 610-865-4241
115 E. 4th St., Bethlehem, PA 18105, 610-865-5141
Casa Guadalupe Center
218 N. 2nd St., Allentown, PA 18102
Pa'lante Education Program offers after-school and summer programs, educational support and cultural activities to youths in the Allentown School District.
The Children's Center
School-Age Program: Support and encouragement for homework and school experiences, reliable and safe transportation to and from school, learning by doing activities and environment encourage positive interactions and support formal learning.
Community Bike Works
25 N. Madison St., Allentown, PA 18102
Community Bike Works provides inner-city children living in at-risk situations meaningful work-ethic alternatives to gangs, drugs and the streets. Using adult and youth mentors, they develop nurturing relationships encouraging bright futures. Entry into Community Bike Works is through Earn A Bike.
For students in grades 6-8 in Raub, South Mountain and Trexler Middle Schools. An after-school program focusing on the following key areas: reading and writing, math, technology, character education and arts. It has been designed to support and prepare middle school students for their upcoming high school education and for college or gainful employment after high school. The program's emphasis on career awareness and opportunities, building leadership skills, mentoring younger children and producing quality projects all reinforce these goals. Students in the Keystone Program participate in a year-long program which is broken down into career-based components with literacy and technology education woven throughout the components.
Lehigh County Conference of Churches
Aspires Youth Succeeding-the mission of the Aspires Mentoring Program is to inspire and empower at-risk youth to realize their full potential. Provides year-round one-on-one mentoring, group mentoring, and innovative after-school and summer programming for students in the Allentown School District. For children in grades 7-12 who are at risk of not graduating high school. Youth spend at least four hours a month with their mentor engaged in a mixture of social, cultural, educational, active and service-oriented activities.
Teen Healthy Chef-empowers high school students in the Allentown School District to reverse obesity and chronic disease trends by learning healthy cooking and eating habits. Over the course of twelve three-hour sessions, students develop leadership, teamwork and presentation skills as well as gain nutritional knowledge and a new appreciation for diverse, healthy and sustainability produced food. In addition, students learn about food systems and how they play a role in helping their friends and family make healthier food choices.
Aspires Mentor Center-provides a safe and supportive atmosphere for youth to congregate and socialize. Special events such as game nights, pizza parties and movie nights are help at the Mentor Center. It is open throughout the summer for drop-in hours.
Allentown Youth Chess Network.
Lehigh Valley Summerbridge at Moravian Academy
4313 Green Pond Rd., Bethlehem, PA 18020
The School Year Program: during the school year, local high school and college students volunteer one or more afternoons a week to tutor with LV Summerbridge students at their schools. Together they complete homework, study for tests, and work on projects. In addition, students are introduced to a unit or theme designed by their tutoring site's supervisor. Themes have included bridge dynamics, roller coaster engineering, music interpretation and marketing, among others. Students also participate in monthly field trips including local college visits, hiking, ice skating, laser tag, and trips to the movies and theatrical productions.
Salvation Army of Allentown
144 N. 8th St., Allentown