Don’t Be Left Out!

The City and relevant agencies are offering many worthwhile and diverting summer programs.   Many have application and enrollment deadlines coming up this weekend.
The City and relevant agencies are offering many worthwhile and diverting summer programs. Many have application and enrollment deadlines coming up this weekend.

Apply Now for Summer Jobs and Programs

City departments are presently offering a wide range of programs and job opportunities including Parks and Recreation and the Philadelphia School District.  Some of the details and deadlines are listed below

Recreation Assistants and Lifeguard Jobs: Parks and Recreation is hiring hundreds of seasonal positions, including recreation program assistants, and many lifeguards. Find out how to become a lifeguard. Apply for paid summer opportunities today!

WorkReady:  This agency also has paid summer work opportunities for older youth who are looking to build their resume while giving back to their community.  Contact:

Philadelphia Out of School Time:   The Out of School Time program is hiring positions to lead children’s activities. Learn more:

Summer activities and news:  Enriching summer activities for children, teens, and families including camps, summer jobs, ways to get involved, and more at

Money for Families:  Most Philadelphia families are eligible for a new monthly payment from the federal government of $250 or $300 per child starting as soon as July 2021! You must file taxes to claim the payments for your children, even if you have little or no income and do not usually file taxes. The payments are part of the new Child Tax Credit, and they will come from the IRS.  The payments will not affect other public benefits like SNAP, TANF cash assistance, SSI, or Medicaid. Learn more about the new Child Tax Credit.

Adult Education Grants (Deadline May 16):  Through the Adult Education Program Support Grants, the City of Philadelphia will provide grants to expand opportunities for adult education providers and the learners they serve. Applications for grants will be accepted until May 16, 2021. Funds must be expended by June 30, 2021. Learn more

School District Summer Programs (Register By May 13):  The School District of Philadelphia offers summer academic instruction and extracurricular activities for students in all grades this summer.  Dates and times: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday-Friday, June 28 – July 30.  Extracurricular activities will focus on arts and athletics.

University of Pennsylvania Scholar Success Academy (Deadline May 15):  The Scholar Success Program is a series of free, entirely virtual postsecondary access programs designed to prepare Philadelphia high school students for the pivotal next steps of educational and career pathways in a post-pandemic world.  Dates and times: Monday, June 28 – Friday, July 30, 2021. Qualifications:  Eligibility: for rising seniors (will have completed 11th grade this school year). No minimum GPA, test score, or other academic requirement to participate.  Info:

Foster Care:  Every child deserves to be loved, and to grow up in a safe and healthy environment. The people who care for children in foster care are called resource parents because they help parent a child, and act as a resource and mentor to that child’s family. To begin the process, visit:

(Information for this article was obtained from the City office of Children and Families –

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