Photo Essay: Fab Youth Philly’s Play Captains

42 teens ran neighborhood play spaces around Philly this summer, engaging younger children while learning to be leaders themselves. Here, a look at some of the joy they shared.

By Theo Wyss-Flamm

“Health Starts at Home”

Asthma is the number one illness that sends Philly kids to the ER and the main reason they miss school. A CHOP program is working to change that—starting with where they live

By Natalie Pompilio

Ideas We Should Steal Revisited: One Stop Contraception Shop

With Roe v. Wade overturned, a national nonprofit's work breaking down barriers to getting effective birth control is more vital than ever

By Jill Harkins

10+ Ways to Volunteer in Philly This Summer

Looking for opportunities for volunteering? Philadelphia has plenty. Read on for local groups where people of all ages — especially kids and teens — can make a difference over (and beyond) summer break

By Grace Turner

Guest Commentary: Child Sexual Abuse is Preventable

There are signs, and you can learn to see them. A Philly children’s advocate urges all of us to get trained and intervene this summer.

By Benita Williams

Generation Change Philly: The Do-Good Music Impresario

Greg Seltzer, attorney and founder of Philly Music Fest, uses his business savvy and personal passion to help current and future generations of local musicians thrive.

By Sarah Jordan

The Other Music Lessons

Project 440, founded by a Philadelphia Orchestra bassist, transforms high school musicians into community-minded entrepreneurs

By Natalie Pompilio

Guest Commentary: The Last Lifeline of a Hurting Neighborhood

A young Kensington resident implores: It’s time for McPherson Square Library to get more city funding

By Daisie Cardona