Have you ever heard of the “summer slump”? (I am not talking about baseball!)

This is what every teacher dreads at the beginning of each school year.....the two months that the students have off in the summer results in having to review simple principles that were forgotten, and seeing reading levels decline due to non-academic activities throughout the summer. This is especially true in inner cities. Camps are expensive so many students spend their summer in front of the TV or playing video games.

Our after school program would love to see this change. We are offering a Literacy Camp in our Philadelphia neighborhood this summer! For five weeks, the students will be engaged in reading activities, will review reading strategies and will read every weekday for at least 30 minutes. Our goal is to have each student maintain their current reading level or increase!

This is a BRAND new program. We are in our pilot year and are excited to think of how we can positively impact children this summer. We need some help. To defray the cost of this camp, and to make it more affordable for the needy students we are asking for some financial support.

Can you help a child afford camp and keep them reading this summer?

  • sponsor a scholarship

    Click here to give $50 to fully sponsor a child in need of summer literacy assistance for one week.

    Give $250 to fully fund their entire summer of reading!

    Please add the note "After School Program camp".

    A full scholarship to this program would greatly bless a child!

  • give a donation

    Click here to give any amount to aid our summer literacy program in any way possible.

    Please add the note "After School Program camp".

    Every little bit counts and we are so honored to receive your gift!

    Checks can be made out to "New Life Church" with After School Program camp in the memo line.

    Drop off or send to: New Life Church, 425 E. Roosevelt Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19120

After-School Program

The New Life After-School program at New Life Church Philadelphia is a licensed child care program.
Our hours of operation are school days from 2:45 PM to 6:00 PM at an affordable cost. For qualifying families, our program offers subsidized child care services through Child Care Information Services (CCIS). There are also limited scholarships available from generous donors at New Life Church.

Our vision is that our students will be gathered into Christ’s Church to grow into men and women of great character who love the Lord and are equipped to serve him in their communities and families.

To realize this vision, we provide gospel-centered programming that is focused on nourishing the whole student—body, soul, and spirit. We are not merely keeping students “out of trouble” while their parents/guardians are at work. We are fostering and equipping them at the beginning of what we hope to be their lifelong walk with the Lord. Our regular programming includes the following:

proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ and teaching from God’s Word,

modeling godly character and discipline,

facilitating a quiet and orderly environment for homework,

tutoring students struggling with certain subject-areas,

providing cold supper at no extra cost,

facilitating safe and wholesome recreation, and

facilitating opportunities for life-skills learning and special-interest enrichment.

The After-School Program is currently seeking volunteers on an occasional, weekly, or daily basis. Come share your talents and gifts! Come serve the children of our community! If you cannot volunteer, consider donating supplies for activities or money for students' scholarships!

Program Phone: (267) 457-4948

Program Email: afterschoolprogram@newlifephilly.net

New Life Church

425 E. Roosevelt Blvd.

Phila., PA 19120



A Congregation of the PCA

(Presbyterian Church in America)