In October of 1995, Kenneth D. Winston, George Smith, Darryl Vinson, George Gadsden, and Rev. Greg Thornton established Phoenixville Area Positive Alternatives in the spirit of The Million Man March. Their first initiative was the rehabilitation of the C'Jon Saunders Park.
Each year, Phoenixville Area Positive Alternatives serve the children and youth from surrounding neighborhoods, providing quality programs through academic enrichment, social development, and athletic programming. Many of our programs are offered free or at minimal cost to families.
Primarily a volunteer, grass-roots organization, PAPA works closely with the Phoenixville Area School District, the Borough of Phoenixville, Phoenixville Community Health Foundation and other local organizations to create a positive, effective, and motivating force in the Phoenixville community.
PAPA runs after school academic, enrichment, and athletic programs throughout the year.
Our Mission: PAPA supports the youth of Phoenixville in becoming successful and productive adults through programs that have a positive impact on self-esteem and life skills development.
Our Vision: PAPA is an independent , community-centered innovator of enrichment opportunities for ALL youth.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Gregory Thornton, President
Dolores Winston, Vice President
Angela Qu, Treasurer
Amber Gentile, Secretary
Dr. CeCelia Saunders-Baldwin
Kenneth D. Winston
Charles Rice, Ph.D.
Executive Director - Alexis Boswell
I have been through just about every program that the organization has had to offer and now I have children that have benefited from the programs also. I have expressed my gratitude for all that they have done for me, and I feel that the least I could do is try and do my part to help the organization get to the next level.
All PAPA programs are FREE or minimal cost.
PAPA is able to do this because of great donors and the support of the community. Please help us continue to keep our mission alive by making a donation today!
" a positive alternative for youth..."
FIND US: P.O. Box 955 Phoenixville, PA 19640 CALL US: 610-983-4110
As required by federal law, we are requires to inform you that the full amount of your monetary gift qualifies for federal income tax charitable contribution deduction.