We work with an organization called the “West Philadelphia Alliance for Children.” They staff an afterschool program for homework help and SAT prep as well as possible mentorship for senior projects.
Monday 10:30 am - 2:00 pm , Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm, Friday 10:30 am - 2:00 pm or 12:30 - 3:30
HSOTF Entreprenueurship Club: Fridays 12:30 - 3:30 pm
The School of the Future is a high school located in West Philadelphia that was developed through a partnership between the School District of Philadelphia and Microsoft. The goal of this project is to create a "technology-based education model" that can be replicated in other communities around teh world. All students are issued a laptop computer where all of their work is completed and then submitted. Teachers focus on "project-based learning" where students can see how various topics can be applied to many different subjects. As a volunteer at SOTF, SLC students serve as after school tutors. Volunteers may be asked to tutor various subjects including Math, Chemistry, English and History. Service trips run in the afternoon, generally from 2:30 -5:30. The School of the Future is a wonderful opportunity to work with high school students in the Philadelphia area. -- Sara Jane Leier.