Philadelphia Futures shares its expertise with the larger Philadelphia community through the Outreach Futures initiative, which is designed to engage students, families, guidance counselors, educators, and other youth-serving professionals who are supporting students’ college aspirations. We offer workshops that focus on navigating the college admissions and financial aid processes, and provide strategies for college retention.

Step Up to College

Published and distributed annually by Philadelphia Futures, the Step Up to College Guide is a critical college-going resource for students in grades nine through twelve, their families, and youth-serving professionals, leading them through each stage of the college admissions process. To request copies of the Guide for pick up, please click here.

In addition to the publication, Step Up to College also offers a free mobile app, video series, website, and a Facebook and Twitter page. Learn more about Step Up to College by visiting

Outside Resources

Step Up to College offers a list of outside resources to help students navigate high school, prepare for and apply to college, and transition to campus life.


Philadelphia Futures is honored to work with Philadelphia’s public, public charter, and parochial high school students, parents, educational professionals, and many organizations throughout the city. Recently, we have partnered with:

  • Free Library of Philadelphia
  • JEVS Human Services
  • Police Athletic League
  • Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation
  • Hopeworks
  • Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance