Summer Programming Returns at Sunrise of Philadelphia - New Updates!!

We are excited to announce a diverse set of In-person summer programs providing unique enrichment opportunities for Philadelphia students of all ages! 

  • PYN WorkReady programs are back in 2021! Learn and earn with Sunrise’s Early and Intermediate program tracks and explore different career paths and educational opportunities!
  • Sign up for the School District of Philadelphia's Summer Academic programming! As an OST partner, Sunrise staff will augment the city's academic programming with fun and engaging afterschool activities!

Sunrise's SDP Summer School program:

Science Leadership Academy Middle School / Powel Elementary School -
3610 Warren St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

WorkReady @ Sunrise:

Southwark School 
1835 S. 9th Street
Philadelphia, PA 1914


Chester A. Arthur School
2000 Catharine St.
Philadelphia, PA 19146


** Students must choose between PYN programs and SDP programs


WorkReady Programs - 2021

Learn and Earn with Sunrise’s Work Ready programs this summer!

We are excited to announce the return of WorkReady Programming for youth from 12-24 years old!

  • These programs provide diverse career exploration, direct work experience, and professional development opportunities for students during hands on programming and worksite placements 5 days a week!
  • Youth are eligible to earn up to $9 per hour up to $1080 (for direct work experience) or $595 (career exploration) throughout the 6 week program.
  •  Programming will take place in-person 5 days a week at the following locations:
    • Southwark School 
      1835 S. 9th Street
      Philadelphia, PA 1914


    • Chester A. Arthur School
      2000 Catharine St.
      Philadelphia, PA 1914


  • Programming break down is as follows:



Students interested in participating in either of the the Sunrise WorkReady programs should fill out the enrollment form below! 




Pending completion of your enrollment form, Sunrise will reach out with instructions on how to complete the required forms and a full list of the vital documents needed. We will also share a secure Google folder for you to upload all forms and documents for review and approval. 


To learn more about the Philadelphia Youth Network and their city wide WorkReady programs visit their website, HERE


If you have questions about the enrollment process, student compensation, or are interested in learning more about Sunrise's WorkReady Program, please contact us! We'd be happy to assist you throughout the process! 


Brianna Morales:

Intermediate Program 



Jacqueline Smith: 

Early Program

(215) 433-6235



District Wide Summer Programming -  With Supplemental Summer OST***
(From the Philadelphia School District and the Office of Children and Families)

Programming takes place daily | Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm
Science Leadership Academy Middle School / Powel Elementary School
3610 Warren St, Philadelphia, PA 19104 
This summer, Sunrise OST providers will be working in partnership with the Philadelphia School District to supplement city wide summer academic initiatives. To explore all the options available for district students, visit the PSD website below:
District Wide Summer Programming Options 
  • The district’s summer programs will follow a summer school model designed to combat learning loss during summer vacation, provide extended academic support, and create opportunities for youth to connect with peers and mentors!
  • As an OST partner, Sunrise will be working directly within the City’s Summer programs to supplement academic initiatives with engaging enrichment activities and socio-emotional learning curriculum!
  • Sunrise staff will be on hand each day providing youth with supplemental academic support and enrichment programs throughout the day. Each Friday throughout the 6-week program will be lead exclusively by OST providers and will consist of fun and engaging extracurricular activities.
  • Any k-12 student currently in a Philadelphia District school is eligible for the districts public programming.
  • Final learning locations are still to be determined. As of now, programming is set to take place 5 days a week in-person at several local schools around the district.
  • Registration for SDP Summer programs is now closed - please visit to learn more about city wide summer programming.
Instructional programming will be offered Monday - Thursday from 8:30 - 12:45p. Extracurricular activities, art, and athletics will be offered daily from 1-4p by Sunrise of Philadelphia, and from 8:30-4p on Fridays. 
Programming will be either in-person, digital, or hybrid and run from June 28 – August 30. These include both academic and high school bridge programs as well as paid internships and enrichment opportunities through district partners.



**Parents & students interested in enrolling must do so through the School District Website (linked above) The deadline for enrollment is May 15th. 

*** Please note - As a summer OST partner, Sunrise programming is fully integrated into the Philadelphia School District's summer programming. As such, Sunrise is not guaranteed to be the OST provider at your assigned PSD location.


Sunrise is here to help you through the enrollment process! Contact us at any time to learn more about your programming options and which opportunity is right for you.

Contact us with any questions regarding any of Sunrise's Summer Programming Options

Laura Johnson

Deputy Executive Director

Office Phone: (215) 952-2730

Cell Phone: (267) 209-3511 (call/text)