“Afterschool has helped me as an individual because now I have somewhere to be after school. My mom signed me up. I can come here while she is pre-occupied with work.”D., 4th Grade OST Participant

The Mercy Family Center of Mercy Neighborhood Ministries of Philadelphia, Inc. provides a comprehensive range of services to the Tioga-Nicetown community. Community members ages 2-105 are served by the Mercy Family Center. Among the vast array of services is a vibrant OST Program for elementary and middle school age children and youth.

Mercy Family Center has been providing OST programming since 1993, when the program was originally held in Holy Souls School. In 2008, the OST Program relocated to the newly renovated Mercy Family Center, which is LEED-certified and known as North Philadelphia’s first “Green” building. Age-appropriate OST programming is offered to all participants, with a particular focus on enrichment in STEM (established with a grant from the National Recreation Foundation) and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math).

You can learn more about youth programming offered by Mercy Neighborhood Ministries of Philadelphia, Inc. here.