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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Upcoming Events

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We are grateful to @deloitte for their continued support and partnership for our #PhillyFutures #CareerDay. During our #YWRCareerDay, our scholars learned about different professional fields at #Deloitte and reflected on their own personal strengths and goals. #GratiTuesday

Don't forget that Step Up to College also has a free mobile app! In addition to the video resources and print edition of the Guide, you can also download the SUTC mobile app for access to key college-going tools whenever and wherever you need it.

Step Up to College Mobile App Demo Video


#BackToSchool tonight at @Villanova_Law for the #LawyersAndLeaders panel w/ @Pepper_Law’s Tom Gallagher + @PhillyFutures’ Sara Woods - moderated by Doris Brogan! Glad to always see my #Delco borough leader @S_L_Newell + fav #TortsProfessor Wertheimer + Dean @MarkCAlexander!

This Thursday, as part of National #MentoringMonth, #PhillyFutures will be celebrating #ThankYourMentor Day. Here's a first look at what some of our scholars had to say to thank their #mentors. Become a PF mentor: https://t.co/4ZJzbgkANb. #MentorMonday @MENTORnational #MentorIRL

“Ultimately, with this new strategic plan, we hope to significantly contribute to increasing the number of students in the @PHLschools who enroll in and graduate from college."

Learn more about #PhillyFutures' new strategic plan here: https://t.co/oGtw34pwf4. #FuturesinFocus

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