Young Quaker Community Athletics Initiative in Three West Philadelphia Schools

UPenn Almanac

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Penn has launched the Young Quakers Community Athletics (YQCA) program—an afterschool initiative that is a partnership between the University of Pennsylvania’s Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships and the Division of Recreation & Intercollegiate Athletics (DRIA)—offering programming in three West Philadelphia K-8 schools: Comegys, Huey and Lea. The program provides mentoring, pairing about 100 Penn intercollegiate and varsity players with 110 school-aged athletes and offering additional resources including staff, coaches, uniforms, sports equipment, bus transportation and access to the University’s playing fields at no cost. This is a new component of Penn’s University-Assisted Community Schools program.  

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