Home Schooling

The ParentChild+ program has boosted high school graduation among Philly’s most vulnerable children—by showing up at their homes

By Jessica Blatt Press

40+ Fun Things For Kids This Summer

Got screen zombies on your couch? Sign them up for these socially distant summer activities

By Jessica Blatt Press

Yesterday’s Protests, Today

In 1967, thousands of students marched to protest inadequate schooling for Black Philadelphians. In this new moment of racial uprising, a group of high schoolers won the right to honor them.

By Isabel Mehta

Grabbing the Bullhorn

A new citywide student-run newspaper is a connection among Philly high schoolers—something missing even before the pandemic

By Courtney DuChene

I Am Because We Are

The Citizen’s 2020 Jeremy Nowak Urban Innovation Award will go to a program fighting gun violence and incarceration through basketball. Here, one of the organizers explains what it means to him—and for young black men in Philly

By Aaron Crump

Citizen of the Week: Kelli Wyatt

The middle school teacher started a Facebook group that has connected 600 high school seniors with “adopters” to help them celebrate their graduation—and raise money for college expenses

By Courtney DuChene

The Kids Are (Mostly) Alright

Online school is ramping up this week—but as the students will tell you, it’s not the same. Here’s how some are coping with life during the pandemic

By Elizabeth Warner and Jessica Press

Citizen of the Week: Shawn “Frogg” Banks

The nonprofit leader spent his youth being part of the problem in his North Philly neighborhood. Over two decades later, he’s a safe space for other kids—day, night or pandemic

By Angela Gervasi