Urban Farming Project

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Program Category: Fee Structure, Free, Grade Level, 3 - 6, and K-2

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  • The UFP is a ten week after school mentoring program for K-8 students attending Dr. Ethel Allen Promise Academy, a district school in North Philadelphia. Students come together to plant fruits and vegetables, learn the factors that promote growth, types of equipment to use, and how to process and store their produce through mentorships with community members and professionals from Repair the World.


    Organization Name: STEMcityPHL
    Organization Street Address: 1515 Arch St
    Organization City, State, Zip: Philadelphia, PA 19102
    Organization Phone Number: 215-683-2118
    Short Description of Organization:

    STEMcityPHL is the City of Philadelphia’s science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education initiative. Our goal is to enhance STEM proficiency and encourage employment in these fields. We do this by promoting and strengthening STEM education opportunities for Philadelphians while supporting our own STEM mentoring programs through the US2020 national initiative.

    Program Street Address: 3200 W Lehigh Ave
    Which one best describes your organization?: Government Agency
    Which one best describes your program?: Site-based - stationary (students come to a site)
    Is your program delivered in collaboration with external partners?: Yes
    If you answered yes to the last question ("l"), please list those partners.:

    Repair the World

    Accepting Mentors: No


    Is STEM the "core" of your program?: Yes
    Which type of STEM programming do you offer? (choose ALL that apply): Environment Science
    Which other activities does your STEM program include? (choose All that apply): Arts and Media
    Does your program use volunteer STEM mentors?: Yes


    Where is your STEM program offered? (choose ALL that apply): Lower North Philadelphia
    When does your STEM program take place? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Spring
    • After school


    How many children does your program serve each year? Numbers can be estimates.: Less than 100 individuals
    How many hours/week does each child participate? Numbers can be estimates, and can be specific to a season or semester.: Between 2 and 5 hours per week
    Which ages/grades does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Kindergarten - 2nd grade
    • 3rd - 6th grade
    • 7th - 8th grade
    Which gender(s) does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Girls
    • Boys
    • Transgender and Gender Non Conforming
    Which ethnic/racial populations does your STEM program serve?:
    • African-American
    • Latino
    • Multi-Ethnic
    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 only
    Can 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.:

    Some garden boxes are accessible via paved paths


    Do participants need to pay for your STEM program?: No
    Is transportation to and from your program provided?: No students walk to our program.



    Please select the applicable categories: Fee Structure, Free, Grade Level, 3 - 6, and K-2
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