b'SUMMERPROGRAMS We welcomed our 14th college partner this year with Saint Josephs University! HIGH SCHOOL Through this partnership, Saint JosephsUniversity will provide three full-need financial History & Human Behavior:Offered to rising high school10th graders, this course provided students with the writing, aid packages for Philadelphia Futures students, research, and study skills needed to complete a college-level research who are admitted to the University and have paper, while focusing on contemporary events. Through the themesdemonstrated strong academic achievement. of Black Lives Matter, LQBTQ+ Rights, heightened anti-IslamicOngoing guidance from both organizations sentiment, and immigration, each student ended the course witha final research paper on the topic of their choosing. will support students during the admissions process and throughout their undergraduate Career Research & Exploration:Offered to rising high school academic experience.11th graders, this course provided students with the opportunity to learn about various career industries and assess their career options through self-evaluations, career industry analysis, and a final group presentation on a career industry. As part of this course, eight employers organized career panels specifically for our students:Career WeekPNC, Macquarie, ZS Associates, Nasdaq, Philadelphia Bar Association, Museum of the American Revolution, Brilliance Media, and Adobe.In March 2021, we engaged 11 employers andSTEM Futures:Offered to rising high school 12th graders, this34 high school students during virtual career week. course provided students with hands-on scientific experiments Each employer organized a diverse panel of employeesto show how critical it is to care for our local watersheds. to share their education and career experiencesNucleus Robotics Futures:Offered to rising high school 12th graders,and facilitated an engaging activity. Throughoutour newest course was an immersive, hands-on experience learningthe week, students gained exposure to a varietyabout the cutting-edge robotics industry. Each student used a of career opportunities, expanded their network,coding application and coded their personal robot to perform and practiced the soft skills needed for success in a series of actions. college and career. Participating employers include: Accenture, American Civil Liberties Union of College Admissions Marathon:During this two-week program,Pennsylvania, Deloitte, Exelon, Glenmede Trust rising high school 12th graders worked with their peers andwith their Coordinators to complete a first draft of their college Company, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, admissions essay. Jefferson Health, Lutheran Settlement House, Sirius XM Pandora, Solenis, and Vanguard.COLLEGIANS Planning is underway for our fall career week, andPhiladelphia Futures Summer Instituteis a 4 week program we are looking forward to partnering with a varietydesigned to prepare recent high school grads for their transition toof new employers.college. The students attended 3 courses; an English course, a math course, and a College 101 course taught by Philadelphia Futures college advisors. The students math and English courses weredesigned to prevent students from forgetting what they learned in A Special Thank You high school, while introducing them to the content and pace of We extend our sincerest gratitude to Glenmedea real college class. In their College 101 course, students learned about for graciously underwriting the fall 2021 editionthe resources available to them on campus, time management, having of Futures Features.critical class discussions, utilizing office hours, and more. At the end of the program, students completed a math and English projectand wrote a short essay about what they learned in College 101.6'