Expanding After School Mentor Programs at Chester Eastside: 300th Anniversary Mission Update

After utilizing data collected from their 2017-2018 Academic Year, Chester Eastside, Inc. is rigorously planning their work with youth and their families by expanding the 2018-2019 After School Program to five days. Embedded in the CEI After School Program are development of life skills, work readiness, and computer technology engagement.  In their offering of such vital resources and learning opportunities, the faithful of Chester Eastside, Inc. hope to be on the frontlines of not only elevating the education of children in Chester, but also to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline that runs through their city and impacts their youngest of neighbors.

Over the last year, CEI also began conversations with the Delaware County Domestic Abuse Project to integrate domestic violence awareness into their programming for 13 to 14 year old youth. They spearheaded a city-wide network of Chester Out of School Time providers, which included participation of the Chester-Upland School District Superintendent and major youth serving organizations.

They are thankful for their affiliation with the Presbytery of Philadelphia and celebrate what God is doing in the Chester community through their After School Program. Please pray that the Holy Spirit will grant their leadership and local leaders wisdom as they share God’s love in all they undertake!

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