Philadelphia Futures offers multiple opportunities to learn more about our students and their successes, as well as our organizational strategies, goals, and outcomes in our various publications, including our Annual Report, Newsletter, and Step Up to College Guide.
Step Up to College
Designed with first-generation-to-college students in mind, the comprehensive Step Up to College Guide is tailored to Philadelphia’s students in grades nine through twelve, their families, and youth-serving professionals, leading them through each stage of the college admissions process — from understanding college admission options to writing application essays, from conquering the FAFSA to making the college “fit” decision. Philadelphia Futures distributes more than 40,000 print copies of the Guide – without cost – to every public, public charter and parochial high school in Philadelphia, the Free Library of Philadelphia, government offices and community-based organizations.
Step Up to College Summer Supplement
The Rising Senior Edition is the Summer Supplement to Philadelphia Futures’ Step Up to College Guide. The Supplement informs juniors entering their senior year about the steps they need to take during the summer to prepare for the college admissions process. Like the Guide, the Rising Senior Edition is available to juniors and their families without cost.
From mentoring to career readiness, academic enrichment to campus support, our 2017-2018 Annual Report – Building the Future – features the essential building blocks of our students’ success. The Report highlights the dedicated individuals, institutions, and programs that make a significant impact on our scholars’ futures.
Our Strategic Plan Executive Summary – Futures Forward – provides a thorough overview of our 2012 Strategic Plan. The organization is in the process of developing a new strategic plan, to launch in 2020.