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.
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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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Upcoming Events

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Thanks to the @StepUptoCollege sponsors this year:
@BrynMawrCollege, @cabriniuniv, @CCPedu, @DickinsonCol, @gettysburg, @GmercyU, @millersvilleu, @muhlenberg, @penn_state, @saintjosephs, @TempleUniv, @Penn, @pitttweet, @usciences, @VillanovaU, @WCUofPA, & @armyrotc

At the Beyond the Field event, sponsored by #TimoteoSports and the @ertzfoundation, we connected with #Classof2011 PF alum Manny Juah, who now works as an admission recruiter at @cairnu, and a current #Classof2021 scholar, who took several copies of the Guide to share.

Shopping for #PrimeDay ? Don't forget to use @AmazonSmile and give back to #PhillyFutures!

To utilize #AmazonSmile, simply go to https://t.co/cMmhTV6rVJ on your web browser or activate Amazon Smile on your Amazon Shopping app.

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