Through a partnership of PYN,
the school district and Youth Empowerment Services, Philadelphia receives a $20M, five-year Youth Opportunity Grant, to establish youth education and employment centers in three communities across Philadelphia, which will eventually be rebranded under its current title, E3 Power Centers. The Youth Opportunity Centers focus on re-engaging youth who have left school and/or are court-involved. The grant includes an in-school component to help students stay engaged in school. This program, Rewarding Youth Achievement, is a precursor to the Student Success Centers.