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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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In our commitment to serving students to stay up-to-date on industry news and strategies, our staff members participate in professional development opportunities.

Last week, our Director of Advising & College Admissions traveled to a NACAC conference in Huston.

Meet today’s featured alum, Anaya Cherry, a member of the Steppingstone Scholars Class of 2011. She attended In 2021, she graduated from @DrexelUniv. See what Anaya has to say about Steppingstone Scholars and Philadelphia Futures upcoming merger here.

#PFSSMerger #FridayFeature

Thank you @FOX29philly Good Day Philadelphia for welcoming us this morning and allowing us to share how invaluable the Step Up to College Guide is for thousands of students across the city!

Check out the segment here: https://t.co/lWL9mcXtm8

#CollegeAccess #SUTCG

Attention all students, parents, and education professionals! The 33rd edition of the Step Up to College Guide has been published and is now available.

Visit our website to view the digital version of the Guide and for more SUTCG resources here: https://t.co/lWg37JCxZb

It's #WhyApply day with @american_cac!

#PhillyFutures and Steppingstone Scholars are sharing the many reasons why we think applying to college is a beneficial decision for students!🎓

Get your digital copy of the Step Up to College Guide at https://t.co/OSumiugUea

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