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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July is College Access and Career Readiness Month, check out this article from @NPR highlighting @CollegePoint and the work they do helping low-income students apply to college through virtual advising:

Today is the last day of @goodneighborshr youth service camp. Our students had an amazing experience learning new skills while helping families in our community have safer homes. They are also too busy finishing these steps to look up for pictures 😐 💁🏽‍♀️ 👷🏽‍♂️🔨🏚➡️🏠


GROCERY STORE CHALLENGE: With $20 West Grove students made chicken fettucini alfredo with garlic bread, hamburger gravy over rice, and Mongolian beef! We have a creative group of chefs! #GarageYouthCenter #InvestInYouth #SummerProgram #NutritionKitchen


CHOPPED CHALLENGE in West Grove: Who made it better? #GarageYouthCenter students created meals with zucchini, chips, cream cheese, and chicken. Here are the West Grove student creations #NomNomNom #NutritionKitchen #SummerProgram


A study found that teens who used digital media the most were twice as likely to develop new ADHD symptoms over two years than teens who used social media the least.

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