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

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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.”


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This #FuturesFridayFeature we are giving a shoutout to our summer interns! In the spirit of continued learning, #PhillyFutures scholars and collegians are encouraged to be involved not just during the academic year, but also seek out opportunities during summer break.

Today marks the last day of our fiscal year. Help set our organization up for success by making a gift to Philadelphia Futures. To donate, go to

#CollegeAccess #CollegeSuccess #HigherEducation #DonateToday https://t.co/lOBZRjkzwX

Meet the leadership team of the new merged org: Sara and Sean (Co-Presidents), Chris (VP of K-12 Programming), Paige (VP of Advancement), Tu-Quyen (VP of Operations), Chanell (VP of Talent), Christen (VP of Partnerships), and Amy (VP of College Success). More details to come!

We are focused on supporting scholars for admission to AND success in college. Best wishes to the rising senior students as they determine what characteristics of a college experience are most significant to them, and begin preparing their own college lists at #PFMarathon2022

This #ThrowbackThursday we're looking back at our 2018 Marathon event for rising seniors! Every summer, Marathon provides an opportunity for students to begin the college application process and start off the next school year ahead of the game.
#Marathon2022 #CollegePrep

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