b'FUTURES Spring 2022f e a t u r e sSAVE THE DATE GETTYSBURG COLLEGEFranklin & Marshall College Lafayette CollegeBates CollegeBloomsburg UniversityBrandeis UniversityBryn Mawr CollegeGRADUATION Carnegie Mellon UniversityColumbia UniversityElizabethtown CollegeEndicott College Arcadia University Villanova UniversityHampshire CollegeHobart and William Smith CollegeHoly Family UniversityDICKINSON COLLEGEImmaculata UniversityJohn Jay College of Criminal JusticeKenyon CollegeLa Salle UniversityLincoln UniversityLycoming CollegeMarist CollegeMessiah UniversityAlbright College Lehigh UniversityMoore College of Art and DesignMuhlenberg CollegePennsylvania College of TechnologyRider UniversityRowan UniversitySarah Lawrence CollegeShippensburg UniversitySaint Josephs University Tuesday, June 7, 2022 HAVERFORD COLLEGE Juniata CollegeUnion CollegeUniversity of ConnecticutUniversity of MichiganThe University of the Arts Gershman Hall:Temple UniversityStamps School of Art & DesignUniversity of VirginiaWilliams CollegeThe Elaine C. Levitt Auditorium7:00pm Drexel UniversityPenn State UniversityVirtual Option AvailableCEO CORNERVIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIRPHILADELPHA FUTURESPhiladelphia Futures hosted its first everVirtual College Fair on Friday, November 19, 2021.Philadelphia Futures Students and those in attendance had the opportunityto hear from Keynote Speaker Gilberto Gonzalez, an activist is grateful for the opportunity to DEAR FRIENDS, and educator in the Kensington neighborhood. Students werehost its first ever virtual college Last month, I celebrated my also able to explore a wide variety of colleges and universities,fair. As our students continue to five year anniversary at Philadelphiaincluding Philadelphia Futures partner colleges, chatting move forward and pivot in this Futures. Similar to my experience with representatives and learning more about the applicationchanging world, it is imperative of being a parent, it felt long in and admissions processes. that they have the tools and some moments but in the aggregate,Philadelphia Futures welcomed counselors, teachers, it flew by. I remain grateful for theand staff from their partners: Steppingstone Scholars, Ellisresources necessary to choose a opportunity to do this work in Trust for Girls, Lincoln High School, Northeast High School,college that is the right college fit partnership with you all. Kensington Health Sciences, Kensington High School, andfor themacademically, socially, We also passed another mile- Kensington CAPA. and financially. Many thanks tostone last monththe two yearThe virtual college fair was made possible thanks to Visit Days for making it possible for anniversary of the date Philadelphiathe Visit Days platform. Over 90 interactive sessions were our students to interact with over Futures staff began working fromoffered for participants to engage in and both students and30 colleges in one afternoon.home for what we thought would their parents and guardians tuned in. For some students,be a few weeks. Over the last this was their first experience interacting with collegeKaedan Thompson,24 months, our entire community,representatives and it was exciting to be able to provide them Director of College Admissions particularly our students, has testedwith direct access to institutions across the country in small, at Philadelphia Futures and expanded the limits of resilience. intimate settings.continued on page 7in this issue College Fair, p. 2 Futures News Feed, p. 3 Spotlight: One Step Forward, p. 4-5 Annual Conference, p. 6'