Do you want to excel in high school, go to college and earn your college degree?
Do you see yourself succeeding in a career that you love?
Sponsor-A-Scholar students have an extraordinary record of success: 98% of SAS students go on to college immediately after high school.
Success in college and in life doesn't just happen. It takes vision, planning, commitment and a support team. Philadelphia Futures' Sponsor-A-Scholar (SAS) Program provides highly motivated Philadelphia high school students – just like you – with the resources and opportunities to make a successful journey to — and through — college. We begin working with students in 9th grade and provide them with the tools and guidance needed to do well in high school, be admitted to college and earn their degrees. When you are an SAS student, Philadelphia Futures is with you every step of the way.
The SAS Program offers students:
Individualized staff support through high school and college
Year-round academic enrichment: after-school classes, SAT preparation and summer programs on college campuses
The support of a mentor
Personalized college counseling and guidance activities, including college visits
Individual tutoring and use of an onsite computer lab
Career awareness activities
Extracurricular activities: Speech & Drama Club, Book Club, Stock Market Club, Performing Arts Writing Club, Robotics Club, Young Women Rising and National Parks Service Internship.
The benefits of the Sponsor-A-Scholar Program extend into college. Our College Success services continue to provide students with individualized academic and personal support, and help with preparing for graduate school and careers. When SAS students graduate from college, they are prepared to succeed in the workplace and in graduate school. Being a Sponsor-A-Scholar student gives you the foundation you will need for a rich and rewarding life.
Calling the Philadelphia Futures office at 215.790.1666, ext. 425 to request an application by mail
2. Complete the application with a parent or guardian.
3. Submit the completed application by doing one of the following:
Mailing the form to:
Crystal Crawford, Recruitment and Programs Specialist Philadelphia Futures 230 South Broad Street, 7th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19102
Faxing the form to Philadelphia Futures at 215.790.1888
4. Once the application is received, SAS will review the materials to determine the student’s eligibility. If eligible, students and their parent/guardian will be invited to the Philadelphia Futures office for an in-person interview.
To request an application by mail, or if you have questions, contact Michael Deleon by email or telephone at 215-790-1666 x. 425.