Alcohol Awareness Month

In recognition of alcohol’s dangerous and long-lasting influence among adolescents, adults, and families, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence has declared April as Alcohol Awareness Month. Parents, caregivers, and members of the community can play a key role in preventing alcohol abuse in children. According to a 2014 national survey on drug use and health, adolescents use…

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2017 Summer Camp Season

United Communities 2017 Summer Camp Registration!

As always, United Communities will be offering 6 week summer camp programming for youth in grades K-12th. In addition to our traditional summer camp and Work Ready programs, we have added a Career Exposure module which is geared toward rising 7th and 8th grade students! 



Our summer programming provides youth with:

- Safe and nurturing experiences

- Arts & crafts, literacy, physical fitness, and character development

- Professional development and real life work experinces

- Ability to give back to your community through a service learning project

- A chance to meet to friends and make memories!


Registration for programming will be opening this spring! Please stay tuned for more information on our Work Ready and Career Exposure programs!



Our summer programming sites and supervisors are as follows:


George W. Sharswood School - 200 S. 2nd St.

Programming: Elementary Summer Camp and Career Exposure for 7th & 8th Grade students

Southwark Elementary School - 1835 S. 8th St.

Programming: Elementary and Middle Summer Camp

Rita Bocassini

215-468-1645, ext. 252

Caroline Henley

215-468-1645, ext. 229

D. Newlin Fell School - 900 W. Oregon Ave.

Programming: Elementary and Middle School Summer Camp

Horace Howard Furness High School - 1900 S. 3rd St.

Programming: Work Ready Service Learning and Work Experience

Dina Lok

215-468-1645, ext. 230

Diego Bedoya

215-468-1645, ext. 220

Savannah Peterson

215-468-1645, ext. 303


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Meet Johnay!

Meet Johnay!

Name: Johnay Cranford
Grade: 10th grade
Program Site: GTLT
Favorite Book: After by Anna Todd
Career Aspiration: Nursing
Hobbies: Soccer, band, and lacrosse
What she loves about GTLT: We get to network with so many amazing people. We learn a lot about college and we visit different colleges."
Johnay is a cherished member of Girls Today, Leaders Tomorrow, which she loves because she gets to interact with others! She always has a bright smile on her face and welcomes her peers. Johnay shows maturity and wisdom, never being afraid to ask questions. Despite being in the in 10th grade, Johnay is already thinking ahead to her future, often asking the same types of questions as her 12th grade counterparts!

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Six Tips For Keeping Teens Safe On Social Media

More than 60 percent of teens in the United States have at least one social media account, according to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. While being online is a good way to keep in touch with friends, it’s important for parents to be proactive about Internet safety. Unfortunately, there are people who can use your child’s…

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