The success of Philadelphia Futures’ students demonstrates what can be done with the commitment and generosity of the supporters and friends who share our belief in the power of education. We invite you to explore the many ways you can help our students take their place in the world.
Our Sponsor-A-Scholar Program is grounded in the belief that a caring and committed adult can make a significant difference in the life of a student. We recognize the profound impact that a mentor can have on a student's chance of graduating from high school and completing college. Mentors make a long-term commitment to their students and are matched with students in the 10th grade and work with them through, at least, their first year of college. Many relationships last a lifetime. Learn more about mentoring.
Create a powerful incentive for a Sponsor-A-Scholar student to stay in high school and prepare for college. Sponsorship funds cover basic college-related needs such as books, school fees and transportation. The cost to sponsor one student is $7,500, payable over five years. Of that amount, $6,000 is disbursed directly to the student on a semester-by-semester basis once he or she is in college. Learn more about sponsorship.
Your financial contribution will allow us to offer essential services to our students, including after-school classes, summer academic enrichment programming, individualized college guidance, SAT prep, college trips and ongoing staff support in high school and college. You can designate your contribution to fund a particular program or activity. Checks should be made payable to Philadelphia Futures, or can be made safely online. We hope you will partner with us by investing in Philadelphia's future.
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Volunteer to provide weekly, one-on-one or group academic tutoring to high school students in an array of subject areas, including writing, reading, math and science.
Volunteer and work with Philadelphia Futures' staff in providing one-on-one support to students as they navigate the college admissions process. Help high school students draft their college essays, complete their applications and apply for financial aid.
The students we serve often lack the social and professional networks available to their more affluent peers. Accordingly, they have very limited access to internships and other meaningful employment opportunities. Our high school and college students are in need of internships and jobs during both the academic year and summer months. If your company or organization identifies opportunities that would be appropriate for our students - in areas such as business, healthcare, law, social work, science or education - please contact us.
Providing career exposure is also a great way to help our students. You can help students prepare for the workforce by conducting mock interviews and assisting with resumes.
Philadelphia Futures has formed significant relationships with a number of area colleges and universities. We have several groundbreaking partnerships with institutions that provide students with academic and personal support and financial aid for college. In addition, we rely on a strong network of partners to offer intensive summer, on-campus academic enrichment experiences and a full range of college exploration activities including campus visits, workshops in college selection, admissions and financial aid and the opportunity for dual enrollment in college-level courses. Learn more about becoming a college partner.
A student’s success in our Sponsor-A-Scholar or College Connection Program often begins with the teacher or counselor who recognizes that student’s promise and potential. Philadelphia Futures works closely with high school leadership and staff to identify students, and we are most grateful for the support we receive from the educators who routinely nominate eligible students for participation. Learn more about nominating a student for our Sponsor-A-Scholar or College Connection Program.