of our scholars are admitted into at least one college or university


high school and college students are assisted every year


of our Sponsor-A-Scholar students graduated high school

We couldn’t do this without your support.
Give the gift of education.

The path to success starts here.

Sponsor-A-Scholar »

Grades 9 – 12

This program provides students with financial assistance and one-to-one mentorship, starting in high school and continuing through college.

College Connection »

Grades 11-12

This program guides students during the college admissions process to help them find the perfect fit.

Resources & Tools »

All grades

Our ‘Step Up to College’ publication, scholarship listings and additional tools are available to all students.

Get to know our students.

Melvin: Class of 1996

“College and where I would end up in life was something I seldom considered until I became part of Philadelphia Futures.”

John: Class of 2005

“My mentor taught me a lot about humility and focusing on others. Now that I am a mentor, I hope that I am able to provide the same support and prospective to my mentee.”

Jodi: Class of 2007

“I am proud of my decision to go to Rosemont College and where it has taken me.”


Your time and talent can make a real difference.

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See what we're up to:

Calling all Steppingstone and Philadelphia Futures alumni! Our next alumni event will be held virtually on Tuesday, December 13th from 5:30 - 6:30 pm.

To attend, register here by Friday, December 9th:

This #GivingTuesday, hear from these PFSS student and alumni voices and make a donation to directly impact the 3,000 Philadelphia students we serve.

Donate here: https://t.co/upG6OhIEbj

Stay tuned for our new name and logo coming soon!


We are so #thankful to everyone in the PFSS community for your continued support. It is because of YOU that we are able to create one of the most dynamic, expansive, and trusted educational nonprofits in the City of Philadelphia. Stay tuned for our new name and logo! #PFSSMerger

Today’s #GratiTuesday post is dedicated to our staff! We are grateful for all the work they have been putting into making the PFSS vision a reality to ensure all Philadelphia students graduate high school with pathways to economic mobility through college and workforce success.

Pell Grants have helped tens of millions of Americans obtain a college education, & this financial aid matters now more than ever.

Tell your members of Congress why you’re #Thankful4Pell *and* supportive of #DoublePell for today's students: https://t.co/j2Hai4qUaW

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