Our mission is to provide a nurturing and safe environment through a quality educational program that will promote children’s physical, emotional, cognitive, and social skills.
We strongly believe that in order to maintain quality care for our children, the key to a successful education program is to promote professional development for staff that are dedicated and reliable. Young Achievers has recruited a diverse group of staff that are dedicated and reliable. They have taken an oath to ensure that the best interest of each child is always met. YALC is an Equal Employment Opportunity organization. Employment opportunities shall be provided for all applicants.
Young Achievers collaborates with the Department of Human Services (DHS) and is an Out of School Time (OST) Project that has developed into a high-performing youth serving organization, successfully operating developmentally appropriate Before/After School & Summer Programming for youth grades K-8, in the City of Philadelphia for the past 13 years. YALC’s organizational capacity is robust due to our extensive years of experience in serving as an OST provider. YALC currently operates Before/After School programming from Carnell, Universal Creighton, Lowell & Ellwood Elementary. Summer Camp is located at Carnell Elementary and may vary upon year.
Currently, all 4 sites are Department of Public Welfare (DPW) licensed, Keystone Star 1 Certified, Implementing PBL & PAX -the Good Behavior Game. Uniformity of goals & objectives across all 4 sites speaks volume and has proven to be successful to our organization over time. Young Achievers assures the highest quality of OST programming by successful compliance of quality assurance guidelines, daily attention to policies & protocols required by our DPW licensor & DHS/ Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) funder at all funded & non-funded sites. Young Achievers promotes use of “Best Practices”, by implementing its goals & objectives through utilization of the Core Standards & Core Elements. YALC will continue to work alongside DHS & PHMC with the focus to build healthier communities supporting the Improving Outcomes for Children Initiative (IOC).
Young Achievers successful model concentrates on 4 main principles:
- student-family/staff retention
- academic enrichment
- experiences designed to contribute to the overall well-being of youth
- great school-community relations
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register my child?
Children can be registered several ways. Applications are available on this website, at one of our current locations, via email/fax and or by visiting our main office.
Where do you operate from?
Currently YALC operates and is housed during the school year from the following Philadelphia Public School buildings: Olney and Barton Elementary Schools.
Can children form outside neighboring schools attend the after school program?
Yes, all children are welcome.
What are the hours of operation and when do you close?
YALC is available on site for AM morning care from 7:15 am till the school bell rings. PM care is available upon school dismissal approximately 3pm to 5:45pm to include Early Dismissals. YALC is closed when school is closed to include Winter and Spring recess along with emergency inclement weather closings.
What is the cost?
Registration fee is non-refundable =$30 per child
- Average AM morning care and PM afternoon care = $240 monthly per child
- Average Am morning care = $120
- Average PM afternoon care = $140 monthly per child
Fees may vary by site
What is included with the fees?
Services to be provided as part of the fee is direct supervision to youth Monday to Friday, Homework assistance/educational enrichment and a daily snack.
What will my child do?
Under a safe and supervised environment your child will be guided daily to complete homework assignments to include book reports and projects. Project Based Learning is a curriculum embraced by youth. Your child will also participate in indoor/outdoor recreational and academic activities as well as field trips outside the neighborhood.
Are you licensed by the state?
Yes, we are state licensed. We are a Keystone Stars 2, a volunteer program that supports quality service delivery to your child.
Do you accept child care subsidy from other agencies?
Yes, please confirm upon registration.
Do you have scholarships available?
Yes, scholarships are limited. Please ask upon registration.
Is Summer Camp part of your programming?
Yes, approximately 7 weeks. Summer Camp site(s) may vary.
Do you provide transportation?
No, unfortunately we are unable to provide transportation.
Young Achievers Learning Center
6409 Argyle St
Philadelphia, PA, 19111
Phone: (215) 698-2347
Fax: (215) 698-2347