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With city support, Philly schools offered scaled-back summer programs

(Photo: City of Philadelphia/Flickr)

(Photo: City of Philadelphia/Flickr)

The School Reform Commission has given a tip of the hat, so to speak, to the city’s longstanding commitment to in-school programming for children who might otherwise have been disengaged across the long summer break.

In a resolution at its August meeting, the SRC accepted “with appreciation” out-of-school time (OST) services from the city with a value of about $11.5 million. The sum represents the value of both summer and school-year programming sponsored by the city.

The programming reached more than 3,800 students in nearly 60 District schools in July and August, and more than 4,000 students in as many as 100 schools starting as soon as next week and running into June.

In addition, the city underwrote work opportunities for more than 1,200 high school youth through Philadelphia Youth Network’s WorkReady initiative.

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