Our program provides a safe environment for students with disabilities to engage in educational, recreational, therapeutic, cultural, and social activities during the after school hours. In addition to keeping youth safe while families are working, our After School Programs help school age children build emotional, social and academic skills through extra learning activities, homework assistance, job skill training, and structured cultural and sports activities, Science Technology art & math or (STEAM) and more.
Our programs are offered in three locations throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. Our programs are composed of special education teachers, in the Philadelphia School District and qualified support staff with several years of experience working with youth. In each of our sites we have a high staff to student ratio.
ORGANIZATION/PROGRAMOrganization Name: Variety- the Children's Charity of the Delaware ValleyOrganization Street Address: 2950 potshop RoadOrganization City, State, Zip: Wocester Pa. 19490Organization Phone Number: 610-584-4366 X190Short Description of Organization:
Variety- the Children’s Charity’s mission is to build
independence and self-confidence in children and youth with physical and developmental disabilities.
The Variety Club Afterschool Program is located in three high school in Philadelphia, PA, and continues Variety's mission through educational, recreational and social enrichment
activities and year-round programming. Variety
encourages all children to participate to the highest level of their
abilities, learn new skills and make new friends.Program Street Address: Furness Highschool, Lincoln High School and Widener High School
19148Program Phone Number: Variety Afterschool ProgramWhich one best describes your organization?: Non-ProfitWhich one best describes your program?: Site-based - stationary (students come to a site)Is your program delivered in collaboration with external partners?: NoAccepting Mentors: No
CONTENTIs STEM the "core" of your program?: NoWhich type of STEM programming do you offer? (choose ALL that apply): STEAM (STEM with Art)Which other activities does your STEM program include? (choose All that apply):
Does your program use volunteer STEM mentors?: Yes
- Academic Enrichment and Homework Help
- Arts and Media
- Civic Engagement and Service-Learning
- Drop-Out Prevention and College Preparation
- Project-Based Learning
- Sports and Recreation
- Workforce Development
LOCATION AND SHARINGWhere is your STEM program offered? (choose ALL that apply):
When does your STEM program take place? (choose ALL that apply):
- South Philadelphia
- Olney-Oak Lane
- Near Northeast Philadelphia
- After school
PARTICIPANTSHow many children does your program serve each year? Numbers can be estimates.: 101-500 individualsHow many hours/week does each child participate? Numbers can be estimates, and can be specific to a season or semester.: More than 10 hours per weekWhich ages/grades does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
Which gender(s) does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
- 7th - 8th grade
- 9th -12th grade
Which ethnic/racial populations does your STEM program serve?:
- Transgender and Gender Non Conforming
What percentage of your participants are eligible for free or reduced lunch? Percentages can be estimates.*: 76-100%Who can participate in your STEM program?: Individuals and groupsCan your STEM program accommodate youth with special needs?: Yes (please explain)If you chose "yes" for the question above, please explain how you are able to accommodate youth with special needs.:
- Native American
- Middle Eastern
Variety services youth with all special needs and offers an accessible location.
FEE/FEE STRUCTUREDo participants need to pay for your STEM program?: NoIs transportation to and from your program provided?: Yes we give students tokens.