b'Futures News FeedCollege Internships The 32nd EditionWe are pleased to share that our collegians secured 46 of the Step Upinternships through connections from PhiladelphiaTo College GuideFutures, and many more found their own internships.For 32 years, the GuideWe know that participation in internships during collegehas been a criticalhelps students to secure employment or enter graduatecollege-going resourceschool within six months of graduation. Some of the for high school students,employers who hosted a summer 2021 intern include:families, and youth-serving professionals with a wide Skanska, Johnson Kendall & Johnson, Passage Bio, Accenture, range of information and resourcesfrom understanding Benefits Data Trust, Cabaletta Bio, Lincoln Financial Group,college admission options, to writing application essays, Glenmede, Children First (formerly Public Citizens forfrom conquering the FAFSA to making the right college Children and Youth), and Esperanza Health Center. fit decision. Not only will the Step Up to College Guide be available to students through the print edition, there isalso a digital version of the Guide that students and their Steppingstone Summer Prep Program college prep teams can access. Find this and more at Futures launched a new partnership with Steppingstonewww.stepuptocollege.org.Scholars in 2020. Together, Futures and Steppingstonewill increase the number of low-income Philadelphiastudents who graduate from high school and enroll in college. This partnership deepened this summer with asix-week intensive Summer Institute for the newly admitted Sponsor-A-Scholar class. In total, 71 students participatedin this virtual program and had classes that ranged incontent from hydroponic growingto stress management,in order to equip themfor high school this fall.Radio Times High School Grads RoundtableIn June, Class of 2021 scholar Jaymaba Ndiaye joined WHYYs Radio Times High School Grads Roundtable. Jaymaba and other recent grads got to talk about thechallenges of the past year, some of their incredible accomplishments, and what they are looking forward to. Listen to the episode at: https://whyy.org/episodes/high-school-grad-roundtable/ #WhyApply Day Kendra Scotts Give Back Program#WhyApply (to college) Day is sponsored by the For the second year in a row, Philadelphia Futures American College Application Campaign, an initiative was chosen for Kendra Scotts Give Back Program.of ACTs Center for Equity in Learning, which partners From Thursday, October 7 through Saturday, October with thousands of high schools across the country 9, shoppers were able to purchase Kendra Scott jewelry, each fall to host events supporting students through theincluding a custom Philadelphia Futures x Kendra Scott college application process, especially first-generationnecklace and 20% of all purchases went to Philadelphia college students and those from low-income families. OnFutures. We are grateful to Kendra Scott Ardmore for September 17, the Philadelphia Futures staff participatedhosting a Shop-N-Sip party for us on Saturday, October 9,in #WhyApply day by sharing the many reasons why oneand for granting us this opportunity for the secondshould or did apply to college.consecutive year.3'