of our scholars are admitted into at least one college or university


high school and college students are assisted every year


of our Sponsor-A-Scholar students graduated high school

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Grades 9 – 12

This program provides students with financial assistance and one-to-one mentorship, starting in high school and continuing through college.

College Connection »

Grades 11-12

This program guides students during the college admissions process to help them find the perfect fit.

Resources & Tools »

All grades

Our ‘Step Up to College’ publication, scholarship listings and additional tools are available to all students.

Get to know our students.

Melvin: Class of 1996

“College and where I would end up in life was something I seldom considered until I became part of Philadelphia Futures.”

John: Class of 2005

“My mentor taught me a lot about humility and focusing on others. Now that I am a mentor, I hope that I am able to provide the same support and prospective to my mentee.”

Jodi: Class of 2007

“I am proud of my decision to go to Rosemont College and where it has taken me.”


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Upcoming Events

Jan 2020
12:00 - am

Annual Conference

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Apr 2019
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See what we're up to:

We love seeing Guides at your schools! Here’s a look at some Guides on display at the front desk of Universal Audenreid High School. We are thrilled to distribute this critical college-going resource to students in the city. Send us photos of your students using the Guide!

Our scholars were fortunate to have a beautiful day on Monday for their trip to @LafCol! Thank you to #Lafayette for their warm welcome and for traveling to the #PhillyFutures office today for #collegeinterviews. #CollegeVisit #CollegeTrip

Many thanks to Archetype Solutions Group for supporting #YWRCareerDay19 and giving our YWR scholars the chance to learn about “consulting” and “venture, the importance of mindfulness and wellness in the workplace, navigating a business conversation, and more! #GratiTuesday

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