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Philadelphia Futures takes seriously our commitment to improving educational and life outcomes for young men. We invite our community members to join the Young Men's Initiative to provide more resources and support to our male scholars as they navigate through high school and prepare for college.

The young men in our Pre-College Programs face many obstacles and powerful negative messages in their schools and neighborhoods. The Young Men's Initiative guides them on a positive path towards a college degree and a successful future.

Become a Mentor

Philadelphia Futures believes that a caring, committed adult can make a significant difference in a student's chance of graduating from high school and completing college. Philadelphia Futures needs male mentors who can serve as role models for young men in our Sponsor-A-Scholar (SAS) Program. Mentors open doors to new social, cultural and educational experiences and provide professional networks that our students often lack. Find out what it takes to change a life.

Facilitate a Leadership Roundtable

Share your professional expertise with the YMI Program by facilitating a Leadership Roundtable for our young men.

Host a YMI Visit at Your Workplace

Invite boys in YMI to visit your workplace to develop a network of college-educated male role models, expand their awareness of potential careers and learn about professional etiquette.

Create Opportunities

Donate tickets to a sporting event or activity that allows our young men to enjoy a special experience.

Make a Contribution to YMI

Please consider making a financial gift designated for YMI to help fund targeted programs for our young men.

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Philadelphia Futures
230 South Broad Street, 7th Floor 
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Expand Our Network

Introduce Philadelphia Futures to your colleagues, clients and other members of your community who would be interested in supporting our efforts.

To learn more about how you can get involved, please contact Derek Pediford, Director, Young Men's Initiative, by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone at 215.790.1666, Ext. 431