The 32nd edition of the Step Up to College Guide Is Now Available

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For 32 years, the Step Up to College Guide has been a critical college-going resource for high school students, families, and youth-serving professionals with a wide range of critical college information and resources. For the second  year, Philadelphia Futures has offered the Step Up to College Guide digitally, as well as in print format. Twenty five thousand copies of the Guide were printed and made available for students across the city. Additionally, the activities in the Guide can also be downloaded and completed digitally. They are: 

Step Up to College resources are made available through the generous support of many sponsors. The following institutions and organizations have demonstrated their commitment to this important publication and the high school students of Philadelphia by supporting the 32nd edition of the Step Up to College Guide:

“For 32 years, Philadelphia Futures has developed and established proven strategies that make a transformative difference in the lives of students, said President and CEO of Philadelphia Futures Sara Woods. As we continue to emerge and pivot from the pandemic, Philadelphia Futures is committed to distributing the Step Up to College Guide in a way that meets students where they are with new ways of accessing the important Guide content.” 

Philadelphia Futures is grateful to all those who make the Guide possible. The partnership of our sponsors, schools, community-based organizations, and other institutions is essential in ensuring all students have access to a brighter future through college success.

In addition to the print edition, Philadelphia Futures also makes available a suite of Step Up to College digital resources, including videos, a Twitter and Facebook page and a mobile app, which launched in December 2016 and is available for free download via the App Store and Google Play.

For more information about the new digital version of the Guide, or the suite of Step Up to College resources,  please contact Bonnie Dugan at 215.790.1666, ext. 422 or

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