Enrollment is Now Open!
We are excited to announce the return of free in-person Sunrise afterschool time programs at all seven of our regular Philadelphia site schools, along with new early morning programming for Kindergarten - 3rd grade students at select elementary schools.
All Sunrise Out-of-school time programs are completely free for families currently living in Philadelphia. Due to COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols students may only enroll in programs at the school they attend during the day.
All Programs will begin on Wednesday, September 8th and run until the last day of school. Your child’s specific start date will be provided by your site director upon completion of our enrollment process.
** Due to unforeseen staffing shortages, before school programming at Chester Arthur School has been postponed until a later date TBD. Please check back on our website and social media for the latest updates.
What to Expect (After School):
Afterschool programming at all sites runs daily, Monday to Friday (Subject to School District closures for half days / holidays / vacations / inclement weather).
Elementary and middle school schedules include structured times for homework help, recreation, arts and crafts, sports, special classes, STEM focused activities and more!
Held every day in school classrooms, cafeterias, libraries, gyms, and outdoor school facilities.
Programming is centered on creating opportunities for youth to engage in social & emotional development, and extracurricular enrichment.
What to Expect (Before School):
Before school programming at designated sites will run Monday to Friday, from 8:00am until the start of the school day. (Subject to School District closures for holidays / vacations / inclement weather)
Due to limited enrollment capacity before school programming will be limited to students in K-3rd grade.
Programs provide a safe and supportive environment for students to engage with peers and trained childcare professionals during the morning.
Unstructured times for homework help, recreation, arts and crafts, games, literacy practice and more.
Curriculum centered on social & emotional development and extracurricular enrichment.
All Sunrise programs are supervised by caring, professional OST staff, trained in CPR, First Aid, and trauma informed approaches to childcare.
Please refer to our parent handbook and site specific info sheets for more information and specifics on things like pick up and drop off information, important program policies and procedures, and health and safety protocols.
A sunrise site director will contact you within 48 hours upon completion of the enrollment form.
Do you have questions regarding programming, special needs / requirements, enrollment procedure or anything else? Get in touch with us directly via our live chat, via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone at 215-952-2730.
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We're Back In-Person!
The Sunrise Teen Lounge returns to South Philly High! Join us everyday from 2:30 - 5:30pm for an enriching after school environment where students can hang out with friends, complete schoolwork, and participate in engaging clubs and activities, opportunities and classes led by Sunrise mentors and community partners.
Sunrise at SPSH Programming consists of club style enrichment activities combined with unstructured recreation time, individualized academic support, and unique career development opportunities designed for young adults. Enrichment activities range from from art, photography, podcasting and music production, to rudimentary coding and video game design, brand building + clothing design, civic engagement opportunities and more!
We’re excited to return to in-person programming with a whole new inventory of supplies and materials at our students' disposal. Thanks to generous support from the Philadelphia Office of Children and Families, we have a slew of new equipment for youth including high quality STEM kits, new audiovisual equipment and software, state-of-the-art computers and tablets, gaming consoles, art supplies, tabletop games and more!!
What to Expect:
A safe and supportive out-of-school time environment complete with computers, TVs, free snacks, games, books, tech and more.
Access to all new equipment and supplies - including digital cameras, music production equipment, drones, screen printing materials, art supplies, gaming consoles and more!
Classes and enrichment programs led by community partners around the city including coding through Coded by Kids, music + art courses through Rock to the Future, fun, hands-on STEM activities through The Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research, Mural Arts Philadelphia and more!
Mentorship from professionals in entrepreneurship, financial literacy, college prep, career readiness and more.
Opportunities for community service and civic engagement including Sunrise’s Student Advisory Council in partnership with the offices of State Senator Nikil Saval and Rep. Liz Fiedler!
College and career readiness opportunities including trips to colleges/universities and work experience.
Opportunities to get paid and earn job experience through Sunrise’s partnership with the Philadelphia Youth Network!
Please note - we ask that enrolled youth attend programming for at least 2 hours, 2 days per week.