DHS Out-of-School-Time (OST)

Providing free high-quality after-school programming and summer camp opportunities for children.

About

Looking for an after-school or summer program for your child? DHS works with community organizations to provide high-quality after-school programming and summer camp opportunities for children in Philadelphia. Children and youth who are involved with DHS get priority in DHS-funded programs.

Studies show that young people are most likely to participate in risky behaviors during the hours of 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., after school ends and before their caregivers return home. DHS responds to this need by funding over 130 Out-of-School-Time (OST) programs for youth in grades K to 12.

Find a program for your child.

Connect

Address
1515 Arch Street
5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Email dhsost@phila.gov
Find an OST program

Eligibility

OST programming is open to all youth in Philadelphia, but families receiving any type of DHS services will be given preference for the programs funded by DHS. Contact your case manager or call (215) 683-5638 for more information.


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