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.”

Kennett Square

Monday, March 19 2018
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Friday, March 23 2018
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    The EDGE : Leadership Development and Service Learning ProgramKennett Square
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    Girls Spa NightKennett Square
Saturday, March 24 2018
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    Chester County Art Association Art ClassesKennett Square

West Grove

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Thank you to Garage volunteer John Lopez who spoke to our Boys Program about Professionalism. You can’t make a second first impression! #GarageYouthCenter #AfterSchoolWorks #InvestInYouth #FirstImpressionsCount #KennettSquare #WestGrove

In preparation for St Patrick’s Day, we made Irish Soda bread today! ☘️ 🍞 Cooking skills incorporate reading comprehension, following directions, math, and science - not to mention nutrition and life skills! #GarageYouthCenter #AfterSchoolWorks #STEM #NutritionKitchen

A big shout out to Ally Rose for being a compassionate and inspiring counselor to youth and members of the Kennett Square community! Through her practice, Ally uses a holistic & trauma-informed approach to help clients w/various life challenges. #WomensHistoryMonth #SheroesRising

Last week, Garage students made doggie treats in preparation for today's visit to the Longwood Veterinary Center. Thank you Dr. Kimmy Siegfried for telling us about your career and showing us around the clinic - and we made some new friends! #GarageYouthCenter

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