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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Mentor one student. Change two lives.

Upcoming Events

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See what we're up to:

Join us for Get in the Game @ Home Edition! Choose from our doubleheader options on Wednesday, June 9th or Thursday, June 10th. Learn more at: https://t.co/r09lBr5T69.


In order to expand the number of students served, we developed a campus-based model for our services, as part of our strategic plan, starting with Kensington.

We are proud to partner with Kensington High School, Kensington CAPA ,and Kensington Health Sciences Academy.

.@McCaskeyCampus Need help starting or strengthening your resume? Join us on April 29th @ 5 PM to hear about great tips and strategies from guest speaker Director of Career Initiatives at @PhillyFutures, Kelsie LeVan! Register here, https://t.co/9S9LTLHgHc

Join us for Get in the Game: @ Home Edition! A doubleheader, guests will have the opportunity to attend Get in the Game @ Home on either Wednesday, June 9 OR Thursday, June 10.

Details to follow about this exciting virtual event. Event website coming soon! #GITG2021

The @StepUptoCollege Summer Supplement will be released digitally this year for juniors entering their senior year. We recommend all rising seniors have a copy of the Guide available when using the Summer Supplement. Request copies at https://t.co/bWh3fyvLse.

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