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

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West Grove

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Our #SummerProgram includes healthy fruit and vegetable options each day for our students. TY to @Nemours who provided the #GarageYouthCenter with a healthy lunch grant this summer!

The Garage's #SummerProgram starts on Monday!! From 12-4pm, Mondays - Thursday until August 1st, middle and high school students can participate in our daily lunch program, weekly field trips, and fun educational daily activities!

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This wonderful group of administrators from @AvonGroveSD cleaned, organized, and painted this amazing GYC logo mural this week! We are so grateful for our partnership with our local school districts and for their support of our organization #GarageYouthCenter #InvestInYouth

Today our #CareerCompass students had a presentation from Open Hearth Inc. regarding saving money for college and budgeting.

TY to sponsors like WSFS Bank who made this program possible!

Some very hard working students took an incentive field trip to @DorneyParkPR today!! Students were invited based on grades, work ethic, attitude, and improvement throughout the year!

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