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Grandma's Kids

The Grandma’s Kids program targets children in kinship placement, informal care and foster care who are primarily grandparents raising their grandchildren. However, we also serve children who are low-income, at-risk of violence and disparities that can mitigate their academic progress. The Grandma’s Kids after-school program focuses on the student via homework and academic support as well as providing social-emotional support through an SEL program for violence prevention. Social work interns facilitate the curriculum on a weekly basis. Our goal is to support children on their journey toward their academic success.

Basic Information

Organization
The Intergenerational Center at Temple University
Contact Person
Patience Lehrman, Program Specialist
Email
patience@temple.edu
Phone Number
215-204-0266
Website
http://education.temple.edu/igc/programs/grandmas-kids
County
Philadelphia

Program Information

  • Homework help. We aim to have children complete homework during program.
  • Tutoring and skill building via Temple University work study students assisting children in the core academic subjects.
  • Tutor/ Student ratio of at least 1:4
  • Social Work intern services and counseling services once a week via Second Step Violence Prevention Program
  • Free or reduced rates for cultural and recreational trips and events