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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See what we're up to:

Have you RSVP'd for the @StepUptoCollege 30th Celebration? Join us on Thur, Oct 24 at 4pm as we celebrate 30 years of SUTC at the @PHLSchools. You'll also get a chance to see an an exclusive preview of our new, targeted videos. https://t.co/Q1jTOKeU1Z

We are thrilled to share that @InterActThtrCo will be donating all of the proceeds of the final dress rehearsal of "Eureka Day" on October 24th at 8pm to #PhillyFutures! Thank you to #InterAct for their partnership and support. Learn more: https://t.co/nm66TMV2sT. #GratiTuesday

It’s never too early to start visiting colleges! Our #Classof2023 scholars had the opportunity to visit @cabriniuniv and experience a college campus. We also had the chance to connect new and former #PhillyFutures staff who both have a #Cabrini connection. #CollegeVisit

Go Wildcats! Twenty-eight #PhillyFutures scholars took a trip to @villanovau this week and enjoyed touring the campus and learning all about its many programs and resources. Many thanks to #Villanova for showing us around!

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