Summer at Courtyard is a partnership between QVNA, The Courtyard Residents Council, Southwark Development Corporation, Better Tomorrows and The Michaels Organization. This is our fifth year of providing free summer enrichment programming to children from Queen Village.
How the program works:
This six-week program (July 9 – August 15) runs Monday through Thursday at the Courtyard Community Room, 1021 S. 4th Street.
Summer at Courtyard provides a balance between art, music, structured exercise and field trips — but we are most proud of our daily morning reading program, developed to combat the summer slide. Partnering with the Free Library of Philadelphia our library is curated to include appropriate reading materials for each level of comprehension.
Volunteering is easy as 1-2-3!
As a volunteer, you can participate just one time, daily, or for any combination of days, times, and activities. For example, you can select our reading program, attend a field trip, or meet us at Shot Tower Rec Center for basketball pick-up games or for just playing with kids on the swings. (Our daily schedule is below.)
If you would like to volunteer
- We can help you get your clearances.
- Check out our program calendar to see what interests you.
- Go to our sign up genius and select your interests.
Summer at Courtyard is made possible through the generosity of our financial sponsors and donors, and and the time of dozens of neighborhood volunteers. This program provides 34 children with this four-day-a-week program that offers reading, computer labs, golf and of course, playtime. In addition, it includes weekly field trips, from City Hall to farm country.