High School OST

O.S.T. programs are offered throughout Philadelphia, providing a safe space, hands-on active learning experiences and nutritious after school food options.  Together these programs have shown to help students develop social, emotional, physical and academic skills.  During the school year, from dismissal until 5:30pm daily, students know they have a place with engaging activities and a mentoring staff that cares.

Catholic Social Service’s High School Level Programming is offered to students of St. Hubert Catholic High School for Girls in the Northeast section of Philadelphia.  Students and staff collaborate with the community to create engaging activities that; build skills, create bonds with their peers, and support the future pursuits of the young adults in our care. Ensuring their success and connection with community as they build their futures.

Catholic Social Services is part of the city-wide provider network for the Career Connected Learning initiative, launched summer 2024. As the focus of what it means to be ready for post high school life evolves, CSS has been nurturing a range of opportunities to ensure that youth in the city have an opportunity to grow their skills in a real hands on way.

Learn more here C2L Philadelphia Youth Programming .

Early Career Exposure, ages 12-13 years old. This program is a six week workshop designed to help spark interest in possible goals and identify the steps to help get there. Some skills reinforcement; grammar, math, collaborative work and time management help to keep youth engaged and active throughout the summer. Hosted at an Archdiocese High School each summer.

On the job Work Experience, ages 14 and older. This is often the “first job” experience youth may have with the additional support of mentoring adults. This hands-on experience in the workforce challenges youth to build on their skills, interpersonal skills and time management. Positions for the Work Experience program can include; IT Internship with city based Archdiocese High Schools, Summer Camp Junior Counselor, Facilities Assistant, and Office Assistant. Positions for these jobs are throughout the city Philadelphia and staff will work with applicants to ensure they are connected to the right fit for them.

  • If you would like to become a host worksite, or present to our participants the career field you are in, please reach out!



Jo Bradley
Phone: 267-688-4346
Email: jbradley@chs-adphila.org

Some O.S.T activities include:

Youth Led Humanities

The Teen Reading Lounge is provided through Catholic Social Services by a grant from the Pennsylvania Humanities Council. Students have an opportunity to explore literature through a variety of writing styles and genres that will engage their interests, facilitate dialogue and create civic engagement projects within their community. 

Teen Reading Lounge Inspires Healthier Model For Dialogue, Nurtures Empathy

Archbishop’s Benefit for Children

Philadelphia Youth Network Summer Work Ready – Summer Only

Catholic Social Services is one of providers within the Philadelphia Youth Network for helping connect youth to summer employment opportunities. With over an 11 year history of providing this support, youth have a point of contact as they navigate the process to participate in this annual initiative in the city of Philadelphia. 

Once-shy camper grows into teen role model, thanks to Catholic camp

Tech interns earn Google certs, and skills for life

Paid work experiences for youth & young adults