Programs - Changing the Game

Community After School Program
Changing the Game

October 1, 2018 – June 7, 2019

Changing the Game is Legacy’s signature community youth development program that provides Philadelphia communities free after school and low-cost summer programs that promote health, wellness, grit, resilience and individual achievement while offering regular family engagement.

The in-depth program targets disadvantaged and highly impressionable middle-school children, who benefit from Legacy’s ability to provide culturally relevant coaches, a program-specific Achievement Coach, and a player pathway that integrates children into high-level tennis clinics at Legacy.

In addition to the positive impact on participating student-athletes, Legacy’s Changing the Game program reaches student families and the greater community through Health and Family Nights that are hosted at the program site at least quarterly and feature: tennis instruction, tennis play, a healthy community meal, nutrition instruction and provision of healthy recipes, including a smoothie-demonstration and “create-your-own” smoothie station.

Long-term, Legacy desires that Changing the Game students move through middle school with a clear idea of positive pathways available to them through tennis and school, all while assuming a healthy lifestyle supported by positive nutrition and exercise choices. Ideally students will return to the program throughout elementary and middle school, choose to attend and be accepted to high schools that offer high rates of college enrollment, play high school tennis and/or individual tournaments, apply for first jobs as junior tennis instructors in Legacy’s Community Program Summer Camps, and volunteer with our Junior Leadership program as they move through their academic career.


2018 – 2019 Participating Schools:

Emlen Elementary School – 6501 Chew Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19119
Mondays and Wednesdays 3pm – 5pm


McClure Elementary School 600 W. Hunting Park Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19140
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 3pm – 5pm


Martha Washington Elementary School  – 766 N.44th St., Philadelphia, PA 19104
Tuesdays and Thursdays 3pm – 5pm


Ad Prima Elementary School – 5901 Woodbine Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19131
Tuesdays and Thursdays 4pm – 5:30pm


Ad Prima Elementary School – 7901 Ridgeway St., Philadelphia, PA 19111
Wednesdays 4pm – 5:30pm


Fox Chase Playground  7901 Ridgeway St., Philadelphia, PA 19111
Wednesdays and Fridays 3:30pm – 5pm


Vare Washington School – 1198 S. 5th St., Philadelphia 19147
Tuesdays 3pm – 5pm


W.D. Kelly School – 1601 N 28th St., Philadelphia, PA 19121
Wednesdays 3pm – 5pm


Russell Cromwell Middle School 1849 E. Clearfield St., Philadelphia, PA 19134 (3rd grade+)
Thursdays 3:30pm – 5pm


Molina Master Charter School  601 Vine St. Camden, NJ 08102
Wednesdays 1pm – 3pm


Cramer Mastery Charter School   2800 Mickle St Camden, NJ 08105
Wednesdays 3pm – 5pm


Thomas Dudley Middle School -2250 Berwick St  Camden, NJ 08105
Mondays 4pm – 5:30pm


Coopers Poynt Family School – 201 State St.  Camden,NJ 08102
Tuesdays 3:30pm – 5:30pm