Children need our PRESENCE more than our PRESENTS!

Our families reach back and give back positive, life-changing, educational experiences.

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The Educational Advocates Reaching Today’s Hardworking Students, Inc. (EARTHS)

are on a mission to:


underserved students


impoverished parents and families


vulnerable communities

Our Success

Years Serving

Trainings Completed

Books Given Away

Families Engaged

Our Story

The EARTHS was founded in 1994 at a time when neighborhood children were not learning the way teachers were teaching. Two sisters began voluntarily tutoring children two nights per week, two hours per night. In serving the children, a need to serve the families was identified. One sister founded The EARTHS and the other sister founded PARENT POWER (What Will You Do With Yours?). One sister’s two daughters created parent-led, literacy workshops and founded The PLAN (Parent Leaders Advisory Network).

The EARTHS, PARENT POWER and The PLAN have successfully brought more than 2,500 families from various Philadelphia neighborhoods together to discover the joy of reading to their children, infusing math and completing art projects.

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Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will help fund our mission to help society’s most vulnerable…low-income children and their families. THANK YOU!!!

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