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Philadelphia Futures Celebrates National College Signing Day

"Become who you want to be."  

IMG 9180On Monday, May 1, the Philadelphia Futures staff and Class of 2017 scholars took part in a nationwide movement – College Signing Day. Established in 2014 by former First Lady Michelle Obama, National College Signing Day celebrates students taking the next step to college. 

As part of the Reach Higher initiative, Michelle Obama launched Better Make Room – a campaign to change the national conversation on education, connect with students, and celebrate college. Better Make Room gives students and their families, mentors and others a space to reflect and honor the hard work that goes into the college admissions process, the great feat of being admitted to college and the significance of making their final decisions.

The Class of 2017 Philadelphia Futures Scholars are headed to the following institutions: Arcadia University*,  Babson College, Bloomsburg University, Bryn Mawr College, Community College of Philadelphia, Dickinson College*, Drexel University*, East Stroudsburg University, Franklin & Marshall College*, Gettysburg College*, Lafayette College*, LaSalle University, Lehigh University*Penn State University* (Abington and University Park,) Philadelphia University, Shippensburg University, Temple University, University of Pennsylvania and West Chester University.

View photos of this special day for our students by searching #PFReachHigher and #PFDecision Day on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and view additional photos by clicking here.

*Philadelphia Futures’ partner colleges and universities