News You Can Use!!
The Philadelphia Office of Children and Families is offering summer opportunities and activities you don’t want to miss. Check it out:
Apply Now for a Summer Job
Each year, Parks & Rec hires hundreds of seasonal positions, including recreation program assistants, and many lifeguards. Find out how to become a lifeguard.
Apply for paid summer opportunities today!
WorkReady also has paid summer work opportunities for older youth who are looking to build their resume while giving back to their community. Learn more about the WorkReady program here.
Philadelphia Out of School Time providers are hiring positions to lead children’s activities. Go here to learn more from the Office of Children and Families.
Summer 2021 update: camps, summer jobs, activities, and more!
Sign up for Summer! Check out PlayItSafePHL for summer activities and news
The City of Philadelphia and its partners are proud to announce the return of fun, safe, and enriching summer activities for all Philadelphia children, teens, and families. PlayItSafePHL is your guide to this summer’s activities and events!
Find camps, summer jobs, ways to get involved, and more at PlayItSafePHL.
Money for Families
Most Philadelphia families are eligible for a new monthly payment from the federal government of $250 or $300 per child starting as soon as July 2021! You must file taxes to claim the payments for your children, even if you have little or no income and do not usually file taxes. The payments are part of the new Child Tax Credit, and they will come from the IRS. The payments will not affect other public benefits like SNAP, TANF cash assistance, SSI, or Medicaid. Learn more about the new Child Tax Credit.
It’s Foster Care Month! Here’s How to Become a Resource Parent
Every child deserves to be loved and to grow up in a safe and healthy environment. The people who care for children in foster care are called resource parents because they help parent a child, and act as a resource and mentor to that child’s family. To begin the process, click here.