Weekly news updates and enrichment activities brought to you by the Netter Center team 
March 15th, 2021 

Dear UACS families,

We hope that everyone is doing well! Take a look at this week's sports-themed newsletter for some highlighted programs, intern spotlights, and at-home exercises!

Wishing you good health,
The Netter Center

Enroll in UACS this spring!

Comegys: Enroll here | More Information

Lea: Enroll here | More information

Hamilton and Mitchell: Enroll here | More information

West Philly High School: Email UACS Site Director, Corey James: coreyj@upenn.edu

Sayre High School: Enroll here

Click here for UACS Site Director Contact Information
UACS Programming

At-Home Exercises!

Tomorrow, March 16, from 5-6 pm is the YQ Red and Blue Virtual Reunion & Game Night! All past and present YQs, BQs, and coaches are welcome! Email plombard@sas.upenn.edu for more information.
High school students participating in the UACS Sports Internship Program are running an event on Wednesday, March 17th at 3:30 pm where they will lead breakout rooms and provide resources for their peers! There will be special guests along with fun games to close the event! Middle school students, teachers, staff, and parents are also welcome to attend.
Register HERE to receive the Zoom link and an email reminder before the event!

Local News 

City-Wide Updates

West Philadelphia clinic vaccinates 2,800 total residents on against COVID-19!
Click for: City Updates

Penn Updates

Penn Medicine is working with the University City District’s workforce development program, the West Philadelphia Skills Initiative, to create pathways for science careers for local jobseekers

Click for: Penn Updates

School District of Philadelphia Updates

More Philly schools are set for hybrid re-opening for K-2 students on March 22nd as of the March 15th update, including Comegys school. 

For the latest updates from the School District of Philadelphia on the return to in-person learning, click HERE!

Click for: SDP Updates
Click here to contact Site Directors about K–8 student peer support groups!

UACS Sports Intern Spotlight - Click To Expand!

In response to the COVID pandemic, police brutality, and calls for the University of Pennsylvania to pay PILOTs, the Penn Political Review has begun a set of interviews around the theme of Penn's relationship with West Philadelphia. Undergraduate Daniel Gurevitch of the Penn Political Review interview team sat down with Netter Center founding director Dr. Ira Harkavy to discuss these ideas, examining Penn's role in mitigating structural inequalities and systemic racism.
The podcast of their interview can be found HERE
Netter Center Staff Spotlight
Community Events, Highlights & Resources
Join Girls On the Run
Interested in building confidence and a healthy lifestyle? Whether they meet safely in small teams or connect virtually, Girls on the Run is ready to welcome their girls back for another season this spring!
Click HERE to register!
I9 Sports Philadelphia Youth Programing
The nation’s largest multi-sport provider focused solely on high-quality, community-based youth sports programs, i9 Sports® is a popular league for all ages and skill levels. They focus on making things fun for kids, providing age-appropriate instruction, and ensuring our programs are convenient for busy families. Click HERE to learn about the kinds of programs they offer!
Job Training, Employment, and Volunteer Opportunities
Click Here to Access More Job Training Resources

Lifeguard Training Resumes at Parks & Rec 

High-powered heaters have allowed Parks & Rec to begin lifeguard training for the first time since March 2020. 
Each year Philadelphia Parks & Recreation hires hundreds of lifeguards. One of the best paying summer jobs around, Parks & Rec lifeguards earn up to $16.97 per hour, with starting pay set at $14.74 per hour.

The pool at Samuel Recreation Center will host all training and certification classes. 
Click HERE to learn more!
Apprenticeship Grant Programs
The Pre-Apprentice and Apprenticeship Grant Program is a statewide program that offers assistance to registered apprenticeship programs. The program's goal is to increase apprenticeship availability to Pennsylvania employers to assist them with their talent recruitment and development. Click HERE to learn more!
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