For Parents and Guardians

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Philadelphia Futures is proud to work closely with the parents and guardians of students in our Sponsor-A-Scholar (SAS) Program as you help your child reach his or her full potential. Your active participation in the academic life of your SAS student is extremely important to your child's success.

The SAS Program serves highly motivated students who attend Philadelphia's public high schools. SAS begins working with students in 9th grade and provides them with the tools and guidance needed to do well in high school, be admitted to college and earn their degrees.

You can learn more about the SAS eligibility criteria, and help your child apply to the SAS Program. 

A Team Effort

When your child is an SAS student, Philadelphia Futures is with you every step of the way to ensure that your child achieves his or her dream of a college education. Philadelphia Futures regularly informs parents and guardians about student progress in the SAS Program. In addition, we encourage parents and guardians to contact your SAS Coordinator whenever questions or concerns arise.

Parent Programming

Parents and guardians who are actively involved in SAS often feel better equipped to support their child's journey to earning a college degree.

In addition to remaining in ongoing contact with their child's Coordinator, we encourage parents and guardians to participate in the activities we host throughout the year, which include our Parent Advisory Committee, Annual Conference, visits to college campuses and Parent Dinner. To learn more about our calendar of events, check the SAS Spotlight newsletter, mailed monthly to your home.


Parent 1Parents and guardians of SAS students agree to continue supporting the strong academic performance of their children, participate in SAS activities and do all that is necessary for students to successfully complete high school, gain admittance to college and earn a college degree.



  • Discussing SAS's schedule with their child so that family responsibilities do not conflict with school and SAS activities 
  • Staying in regular contact with their child's SAS Coordinator
  • Reading the SAS Spotlight newsletter to stay up-to-date on program events Paying special attention to their son/daughter's class activities
  • Making sure that their child attends all SAS scheduled activities
  • Staying informed of parent activities and program events


  • Attending the Philadelphia Futures' Annual Conference with his/her child and mentor
  • Participating in Philadelphia Futures' parent activities
  • Ensuring that their child attends school daily and on time
  • Attending individual conferences with his/her child, SAS Coordinator, and mentor, as needed