Your one-stop site to connect with mentorship programs, advocacy groups, suicide prevention initiatives, substance use recovery, and more.
For Mentorship + Advocacy
Whether you're looking for advice or want to begin building a strong relationship, mentorship is a good place to start. Opportunities range from formal to informal and can be matched for race, gender, and/or ethnicity, depending on what you're looking for.
For Community Initiatives
Whether you're looking for an after-school program, something to do over the summer, or a way to meet new people, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in the greater Philadelphia area.
If you're looking for teen-based recovery support, Philly has some great places. The recovery opportunities linked here are designed for teens and are meant to help you recover at your own pace.
Please note that Youth Connect Philly provides a platform for youth and adolescents to connect with local Philly resources. However, we do not provide emergency assistance with gambling, bullying, suicide, and substance use related issues. Please contact one of the resources below if you, your child, and/or a friend or family member have a specific concern. If you are experiencing an emergency, please dial 911.
If you or someone you know struggles with Addiction please contact:
1-800-662-HELP (4357) -- National Helpline for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
If you or someone you know is concerned about Suicide please contact:
1- 800-273-TALK (8255) -- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
If you or someone you know struggles with Gambling please contact:
1-800-848-1880 or 1-800-Gambler (24/7 confidential helpline).