Project Foward Leap

Posted February 18th, 2016 at 3:07 pm.

Project Forward Leap (PFL) is dedicated to reducing the achievement gap between inner-city students at a socio-economic disadvantage and students with more educational advantages.

PFL differentiates it’s program from other educational support programs through several components. PFL “(1) reaches out to children in the fifth grade before they begin a downward spiral; (2) provides services to them throughout each year of participation until they graduate from high school; (3) prioritizes the teaching of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) presented earlier and at more advanced academic levels than inner city public schools; (4) incorporates character building strategies into programming to address the emotional and behavioral needs of students; (5) encourages students to remain in their home schools and works with participating school districts to help them raise educational standards; and (6) requires the active involvement and support of parents” (quotes from the Project Forward Leap website).

Contact PFL by phone at 215-568-2344 or by email at to find out more about their available volunteer opportunities.

Additionally, PFL’s offers volunteer spots for their Saturday Academy, which is a 24 weekend program during the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. Saturday Academy provides students with tutoring, field trips, and community service projects. If interested, Submit Volunteer Application Here.


Location: 100 N. 18th Street in Philadelphia.

Filed under: College Access,Philadelphia,Science,STEM,Urban by Sara Gladwin

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