Our Holiday Party was the first event we've had since 2019. Thank you to all who helped make it a great success!
Thank you Crystal Lynne Galloway for EVERYTHING! Thank you Iris Shoemaker for working on this event for the past few months, Thank you to all the vendors (Pentabulous Finds, Gifted Sisters, Glamtastic Gemz - Shawnita Joyner, Laurel Adams, Jasmine Taylor - Pinatas, Yese - bags & jewelry, Alma Carter socks & slippers, Estelle Short - jewelry boxes & stocking stuffers, Ariyana Bryant, Halpin Garden, Anthony Russell). Thank you Davahn Carter, Carla Wake Wright, Raye Celesta & Janine Clinkscales for serving the food, Thank you Tommy McDaniel for taking pictures, Thank you John Taylor & James W Bell Masonic Lodge #97 for asking what do you need and how can we help? Thank you Brian Ray for putting on the Big Guy's suit. Thank you Christopher Trower & Rhiamon Karess for photography with Santa. Thank you John Mosley for your tech expertise & stopping me from trashing my printer. Thank you to Larry Scovens & The Band for entertaining us. Thank you to all who came out to help us celebrate the holidays!
It has been an interesting slightly stressful summer. This is the first summer we didn't have full staff...ugh! We miss you Larry Scovens!!
Thank you Crystal Lynne Galloway for overseeing camp again this year. Shout out to our staff: Ariyana Bryant (director), Aquil Stewart, Alaysia Harvey, Yazmyn Stewart, Kenedy ones, Ayana Jackson, Jaelyn Galloway, Laila Newborn, Zion Carter, Laila Jackson, Jamai Williams, Sydney Jones, and Evan Boyer.
The Vernon Young Summer League has come to an end. I learned a lot this summer. After this experience, I feel like I owe Larry Scovens a check for previous years. Thank you to our sponsors: Ardmore Toyota, Ardmore Pizza, The Robins Family, Larry Scovens, BJ Johnson Basketball, Mt Calvary Baptist Church, Club Thrif-T, Magna Legal Services, Moving Clean Services, Focused on the Future, and Gentleman's Quarters. We really appreciate the support! Thank you to all the teams who joined us this summer: (13U) Ardmore Toyota, Ardmore Pizza & Mt. Calvary; (13U) JonJay, Radnor Runnin' Rebels, Keystone Basketball, Showtime, Club Thrif-T, We Got Next, (15U) Philly Mavericks, Keystone Basketball, Showtime, Team Radnor, JonJay, LM Wildcats, LM Hickory, & Fishin Pier Grille Aces (19U) BJ Johnson Basketball, Radnor Hoops, LM Fist, JonJay & Community Academy. Thank you Jamai Wright for giving me good advice "Don't stress over the things you can't change"...I tried!
Thank you Tommy McDaniel our summer league photographer and videographer!
Thank you to my Jr Staff: Lamont, George, Marquise, Rashawn and Jaden.
Park staff...I couldn't have done it without you! Thank you Jai Jackson for watching the park so Drew Galloway and Eric Green could help me with the league!!! Thank you Christina Brown for showing up and going to work! Love you guys!!!!!
8U 1st Place - Ardmore Toyota
13U 1st Place - Keystone Basketball
15U 1st Place - Fishin Pier Grille Aces
19U 1st Place - BJ Johnson Basketball
Am I my Sistaz Keeper?
Yes I AM!
Program specifically designed for girls grades 9th through 12th,
Crystal Galloway runs this program. Outside instructors/facilitators are also utilized. Sistaz focuses on growth and development. It promotes empowerment and leadership development. Participants will gain better self concept through skill development and proficiency, embrace their own uniqueness, more interest in extra-curricular and community activities, increase problem solving skills, decrease problem behaviors, increase self confidence, increase value of education, reduce substance & alcohol abuse, Improve peer interaction relationships. Sistaz programming will resume in the near future. More info to come.
2020 was a rough year for everybody including our kids. For the first time in over 40 years we didn't have a summer basketball league. Hopefully that will change this year as staff is currently setting up the Summer Basketball League for 2021.
Registration for the league will begin Monday February 22, 2021.
Individual fees are $50.00 per participant.
Team fees are $500.00
A silver sponsor is $500.00 and sponsor name will be on all shirts of a particular team.
A gold sponsorship is $1000.00 and sponsor name will be on all league shirts, league banner and all promotional materials.
League Start date is Monday June 14, 2021.
For more information please contact Linda Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our next movie & date
To Be Determined
From the Director’s Desk
I know some of you are curious about what exactly goes on at the
Ardmore Avenue Community Center (Soul Shack).
Let me give you a small glimpse...
Your kids are playing video games. They are doing homework, working on computers, studying for exams and filling out college apps. They’re playing volleyball, and yes…basketball. Your kids are sitting around in groups laughing, talking, snap chatting, and eating. Your kids are in meetings with staff, listening to their favorite music and watching television. Your kids are talking with Ms Crystal and trying not to fall asleep so Mr. Larry doesn’t tie them to the furniture. Your kids are being who they are as individuals. Your kids are being kids, our “Rats”…and we love them! -Linda
Applicant must be a "Shack Rat", attending the Ardmore Avenue Community Center on a regular basis and participating in Center programs and activities.
Applicants must be a 2020 High School graduate who has been accepted into an accredited college or university, or trade school. Please provide a copy of your acceptance letter. Or a returning college student who received the scholarship the prior year.
Applications will be available
Monday June 1, 2020
Friday July 17, 2020
Vernon Young: husband, father, coach, educator, Olympic official, athlete, and father figure to many watched over at least 3 generations of kids on Ardmore Ave Playground. This year's scholarship recipients are:
Yasmyn Stewart University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Kierrah Grier - Millersville University
Alaysia Harvey - Virginia State University
Nicholas Brown - Kutztown University
Ariyana Bryant - Delaware State University
Shannteas Davis - Hampton University
Jaden Helton -Shippensberg
Kyle Helton, Jr - Temple University
Khalilh Jackson - Shippensburg University
Terrell Jones - West Chester University
Ashley Smith - Delaware State University
Aneccea Smith - Temple Univ
In tribute to the rich history of our community the Ardmore Avenue Community Center will open up Legacy Lane, in Vernon Young Park in the Spring to add new bricks. You have an opportunity to participate in this special project by purchasing an engraved Legacy Brick. Your brick will immortalize & honor loved ones, churches, businesses, professional & social clubs, sororities & fraternities, or whatever you want! It's like leaving your handprint on the Vernon forever! My name is already there so my new brick is going to say
"Meet me over the road".
For more info please contact Linda email@example.com
Although we live in one of the wealthiest townships, there are still families living below the poverty line. The Center collects toys for children under the age of 10 and gift cards for youth 11 and older.
Friday November 19, 2021
Friday December 17, 2021.
Toys and/or gift cards can be dropped off at the Center between the hours of 12:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Thank you in advance!
To be determined
To be determined
Saturday July 29,2021
12 Noon to 6:00 PM
Unity Day is a day filled with family fun. It's like a family reunion where we come together to eat, listen to live music, play games and just relax. Includes a game truck, tournaments and more. Shop til you drop!
For all info contact Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jonjay Spartans - Great Job Coach Jay!!
CPN - Great Job Coach BJ!!
CPN - Wow Coach BJ 2 Chips! Great Job!!
Cobbs Creek - Great Job Coach Bob!!
2021 in a tribute to the rich history of our community, we are once again selling bricks for Legacy Lane in the Vernon Young
Memorial Park that honors the people and events. You have an opportunity to participate in this special project by purchasing an engraved
Legacy Brick. Your Legacy Brick will be placed on Legacy Lane and it will immortalize to people, events, and organizations that hold a special place in your heart.
With a Legacy brick you can honor: Children, Grandchildren, Parents, Friends, Animals,Churches, Businesses, Professional Clubs, Fraternal Organizations, or a word or phrase!
Please contact Linda Jackson at email@example.com
Ardmore Avenue Community Center is a 501©3 organization
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and introduce new programs. Your generous donation will fund our mission. Any donation large or small will be greatly appreciated!
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Ardmore Avenue Community Center the Soul Shack Fund
Donations will be made to us at NO CHARGE to you!
Our United Way Donor Code Number is #2152