Over 100 first-generation-to-college scholars gathered to celebrate earning their high school diplomas and higher education degrees in record numbers.
One hundred percent of Philadelphia Futures’ high school graduates have been accepted to college. Fifty-one percent of those scholars are attending a Philadelphia Futures partner college and will receive $8.6 million in financial aid.
Close to 500 members of the Philadelphia Futures community gathered at the Convention Center on Wednesday, June 6, to celebrate the accomplishments of more than 100 scholars who are earning their high school diplomas and college degrees in record numbers.
The “Hats Off to You” award is presented for outstanding, long-term, and significant contributions to the mission of Philadelphia Futures. This year, Northeast High School was honored after demonstrating how one partnership and collaboration can help shape organizations, schools, and the city of Philadelphia. In addition, a “Special Recognition Award” was given to mentors, Robert Pyskadlo and Julie Restelli Pyskadlo for mirroring the exacting values of Philadelphia Futures and for their dedication and commitment to the three scholars they mentor – all of whom were among the 2018 graduating class.