The Lenfest Center is a community center serving the Hunting Park neighborhood. The Center offers a wide variety of programs for young people (whom we call ‘scholars’) in grades K through 12.
As of the fall of 2017, after initiating a strategic planning initiative, the Lenfest Center has reimaged its role as an Out-of-School-Time provider. At the core of this work is a commitment to build a diverse cohort of programs that provide year-round, learning experiences which allow participants to build confidence through Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) enrichment programming, College or Career Readiness instruction, in additional to the already robust athletics offerings.
We now offer a more diverse and comprehensive set of programs serving K through 12th graders, with specific partnership with leadership, faculty, and students from the Mary McLeod Bethune School (K-8), Alexander K. McClure School (PreK-5) and Baryard Taylor (K-5). All of our programs are safe, structured, and fun.
All Lenfest Center Out-of-School-Time offerings are enrichment-based programs that serve young scholars across the Hunting Park community. Activities are free to participants and enrollment is based on a first-come first-served basis. Our goal is to develop leaders through engaging and exciting curriculum. All scholars who participate are given the opportunity to sharpen their academic, artistic, leadership, and emotional skills.