0% Funded

Ends Saturday, June 1st, 2019 at 5:00 PM

Total Donation Goal $841 $0.00 Funded

This campaign still needs $841.76 within 2 months!

10 Dec

About this Campaign

Bayard Taylor Elementary School serves around 530 K-5 students in the Hunting Park area of Philadelphia. Around 25% of our students are English-Language Learners and around 10% of our students are in Special Education. We value our bilingualism and recognize that the more cultures our school represents, the more strengths we can draw from each of those cultures. 100% of our students come from economically-disadvantaged homes, and despite the extra challenges this might bring, our Taylor community is resilient and resourceful. 

We are proud to partner with Kensington Soccer Club (KSC) this school year to provide our 3rd-5th graders with a free year-long After-school program. Research shows that quality after-school programs are essential to keeping our children safe and improving their educational attainment. Most of the children in our community can't join programs that run in the evenings and weekends because they lack transportation or can't afford the cost, so we are extremely grateful that KSC sends 2 qualified soccer coaches to our school to work with and mentor our students. 

Best of all, our students LOVE the program. As soon as permission slips were sent out, the roster filled up quickly! Now, with the program meeting twice a week, it encourages students to go to school, which helps with Taylor’s overall goal of improving attendance.
KSC uses the nationally-recognized “Soccer For Success” curriculum that incorporates health/nutrition education, anti-violence components, and mentorship along with fun soccer activities designed to build skills and teamwork.

In order to continue providing our students with this programming, we are looking for financial support from our community! This FoundationGive campaign will cover administrative fees and the cost of soccer equipment for our students. Thank you for your consideration.

For more information on this program visit http://www.kensingtonsoccer.org/ . If you have any questions, comments or concerns about your impact on Taylor’s after-school KSC Soccer programming, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 215-400-3880.