The Lenfest Center opened in September 2007, the result of several years of hard work by the H. Chase Lenfest Foundation. The building is 52,000 square feet and contains a basketball court, dance studio, computer lab, library, game room, catering kitchen, and several classrooms and conference rooms. Students who participate are given the opportunity to sharpen their academic skills and develop their social and emotional skills. All of our programs are safe, structured, and fun. Activities are free to participants and enrollment is based on a first-come first-served basis.
The Lenfest Center is also home to the Squashsmarts program, and boasts 8 professional quality squash courts on the 2nd floor. Squashsmarts has been serving the youth of Philadelphia since 2001. The program provides students in grades 5-12 with the opportunity to learn the sport of squash and receive intensive academic and life-skills instruction. Squashsmarts currently operates programs in North and West Philadelphia.
In the fall of 2012 the H. Chase Lenfest Foundation took over day-to-day operations of the Lenfest Center and introduced a new schedule of out-of-school time programs.
We provide programs serving at students in grades K-12 . Our goal is to develop young leaders through engaging and exciting curriculum.
The above descriptive information came from the organization's Who We Are page.