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 #MAPS & #TRAILS programs kicked off today! They are aimed at college & career guidance for high schoolers & life skills for middle schoolers. We are excited for a great year watching our students grow further into wise & hopeful young adults
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Our Boys Program kicked off the year with a full house! One of our major themes will be toxic masculinity and how it effects behaviors and emotions #GarageYouthCenter #InvestInYouth #AfterSchoolWorks

Did you know youth with a mentor are 52% less likely than their peers to skip a day of school? Step up this school year & help youth stay in school & achieve academic success by becoming a mentor today! Visit to learn more #BackToSchool #AfterSchoolWorks

What is a mentor? Our Volunteer & Mentor Coordinator, Rachel, is explaining to our students the great support that an adult mentor can be for them.

Are you interested in becoming a mentor to one of our amazing students? Email to learn more!

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