Grandma's Kids

Grandma’s Kids is an after-school program that targets children in formal or informal kinship placement, foster care, and single parent households, as well as children who are low-income and at-risk of violence and disparities that can mitigate their academic progress. We serve local public schools in the North Philadelphia neighborhood. Grandma’s Kids focuses on student growth via homework and academic support and provides a positive social-emotional learning environment for students in Kindergarten through fifth grade. Our goal is to support our students on their journey toward academic success, provide a safe and nurturing environment, and promote a physically healthy lifestyle.

Program Services

  • Academic tutoring provided by trained staff and Temple students
  • Academic enrichment focused on the areas of Literacy, STEM, Health and Wellness, and Cultural Learning
  • Social-emotional learning curriculum – Second Step
  • Free nutritional meals
  • Free and reduced rates for field trips
  • Events, celebrations, and family engagement


For more information or for Temple student volunteering/work-study opportunities, contact:

Courtney Poprik, MSW
Program Coordinator