The Garage Youth Center is an after school and Youth Development program serving Middle and High School Students in Kennett Square and West Grove. Our Mission is to empower youth to pursue their potential. 

The Garage Community and Youth Center was a vacant car garage until 2001,

when a local business leader and youth pastor envisioned its roof

sheltering something far more valuable than vehicles.

The renovated building now is home to services for middle and high school students.


After 10 successful years serving students in the Kennett community,

The Garage opened a second center in West Grove in 2011. 

Between the two centers, approximately 500 students pass through our doors annually;

72% are Latino, 19% are Mixed Race, 11% are African American, and 20% are Caucasian. 

More than 82% of our students are low-income, and 55% of them will be the first person in their families to complete high school. 


What do students say about The Garage? 

“The Garage has helped me manage my time, to be more confident in myself, to talk to people I can really trust, but most of all it helped me know what it feels like to be an actual teenager”

“{The Garage}  had helped me in so many ways. Such as building friendships, getting my school work done on time, staying away from what can get me in serious of trouble.”

“{The Garage}  has helped me with my school work but also with my social skills. The Garage has opened many doors and has made me feel like I matter.”

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What a fun event to benefit The Garage!!! An immense THANK YOU to the Flagship Credit Acceptance team who brought it all together! Check out Chris K on the big feet!!

Thank you to all the Flagship volunteers who created today’s event! We will be here until 4pm, join us to hear who will win the $10k raffle!!!


It’s a beautiful day at Hartefeld! Join us from 12-4pm for the Spring Fling!!

Garage 5k and 10k heroes! They killed it today at the Kennett Run!!

The rain didn’t keep our kids away from the Kennett Run today! Go Kendall!! Congrats on your first 10k!!! 🏃🏾‍♂️🏃🏾‍♂️🏃🏾‍♂️

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