enrichment The Lenfest Center believes that all students should have access to high quality enrichment instruction. Unfortunately, too many of our students attend schools that no longer have the time or money to introduce children to a wide range of creative outlets. We aim to fill that void in the lives of our students, and to provide them with opportunities to explore their creativity. Whether it is a child learning how to handle the stress of a chess tournament, working with others to create a beautiful work of art, or exploring her neighborhood with a camera in hand, the experiences we offer young people are valuable both in the classroom and in life.

The Lenfest Center offers enrichment programs run by our own professional staff, as well as partnering with respected outside groups to offer young people a wide range of enrichment opportunities.

All programs are free of charge however consistent attendance is required in order to keep your child’s spot on the roster.
To register for a program, contact Program Coordinator India Blunt at 267.314.7402 or india@lenfestcenter.org.


Current Enrichment Programs Include:


Chess classes are open to students in grades K-12 and to all levels of skill and experience. Students must be ready to take this class seriously. Students will learn the fundamentals of the game and will have opportunities to compete in local and regional tournaments. All classes are instructed by Mr. Gil Motley, in partnership with the Afterschool Activities Partnership (ASAP).

Grades: 2nd-12th
Days/Times: Mondays and Wednesdays 5:00-7:00PM, Fridays 4:00-6:00PM



Lenfest Science Club stimulates curiosity and inspires STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning among students through hands-on educational opportunities and science projects.  Lenfest Mad Scientists get to explore basic science concepts relating to life, earth and  physical sciences through fun activities led by Science Club Instructor Miss Emilia.

Grades: 3rd-6th
Days/Times: Mondays 6:00-7:30PM


muralartsMURAL ARTS

The Mural Arts Education Program invites youth to take risks in art, give voice to their experiences, and illustrate the world as they see it. The Lenfest Center is one of over 25 sites across the city. The Mural Arts team of teaching artists connect students to Mural Arts’ major public art projects through class projects that range from independent small-scale pieces to large-scale collaborations. For more information about Mural Arts check out http://muralarts.org

Grades: 5th-7th
Days/Times:Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00-6:00PM



Arts and Crafts inspire creativity in children, no matter how young they may be. Even at an early age, Arts and Crafts allow children to express themselves, practice fine motor skills and see things from new perspectives. Arts and Crafts Club is led by two volunteers from the Lenfest Parent Committee, Ms. Vanessa and Ms. Melissa.

Grades: K-3rd
Days/Times: Tuesdays 6:00-7:00PM



A familiar face in the Hunting Park Community, Miss Lisa has been leading Bible activities for children in the neighborhood for years. She now hosts lessons at the Lenfest Center for interested youth to sing songs, color pictures and work on activities to learn about God’s Love.


Grades: K-12th
Days/Times: Thursdays 6:15-7:30PM



Art tells us where we have been, why we are now and directs us to a future. In Artifax Art, students learn how art can truly serve a community. Artifax Art Instructor Wandering Feather is a painter, sculptor, entrepreneur, and teacher in North Philadelphia. He uses his rich skill set to lead youth in cultural art projects that allow them to express their dreams and exhibit their talents.

Grades: 4th-7th
Days/Times: Fridays 4:00-6:00PM



Students learn basic sewing and design skills and create fashionable accessories that express their personal styles. The instructors from Break Free Design provide close supervision and guidance throughout the process, as students design and create handbags, belts, shirts and even dresses. Each semester concludes with a fashion show where students have the opportunity to model their creations and make them available for purchase. For more info visit www.breakfreedesigngroup.org

Grades: 4th-8th
Days/Times: Fridays 3:30-5:30PM