PA’s racial & economic disparities in access to educational opportunity.
K-8 Philadelphia Public Schools
Featured on the state’s list of lowest performing schools.
SNIDER GRADE-TO-GRADE MATRICULATION RATE
Students in our program remain on-track for on-time graduation.
Snider Youth Earn A’s & B’s each marking period
The majority of students show improvement each marking period.
A Win-WIn for you and Inner-City Youth
Individuals can directly impact the education of a child and receive up to a 90% tax credit for their donations. The Pennsylvania educational tax credit programs (EITC/OSTC) incentivize donors to transform their tax dollars into scholarships for students to attend high-performing, quality, tuition-based schools. Invest in Philadelphia children while lowering your state and federal tax liability.
How to Turn Your Tax Liability into Scholarships
Make a 2-year commitment (minimum of $5,000 per year) to a scholarship donation through BLOCS by redirecting your PA state tax liability.
Sign the LLC agreement and write your check to BLOCS, noting that it’s designated for a Snider student. BLOCS disperses the funds to a Snider Breakaway Scholar’s school of your choice.
BLOCS provides you with a K-1 for your donation, and your 90% tax credit is issued to you by the state.
Hear from a student whose life was changed
The only way I’m able to do this is thanks to the generous donors who provide the Breakaway Scholarship. I no longer fear going to school and I am doing great this year.View Full Testimonial
Of course, Snider has impacted my life through hockey, but also by providing me with the opportunity to get a great education at Archbishop Ryan High School. I went from not wanting to attend my old high school because of bullying and safety concerns due to a bullet going through the school’s window, to never wanting to miss a day at my new school. I no longer fear going to school and I am doing great this year.
I like how many clubs are offered at Archbishop Ryan. I am currently a member of the robotics club and the hockey team. When I’m in robotics I learn how to build and I’m able to take home materials so I can build Lego cars. Being part of the hockey team teaches me how to be a better player and teammate. I also volunteer with the robotics club at my sister’s school where I share what I learn to younger kids.05/03/2023