Programs and Resources
STEP INTO COLLEGE
“Greetings Parents! The School District of Philadelphia would like to invite you to attend Philadelphia’s Pre-College Conference, STEP INTO COLLEGE.
The Step into College conference is free, and open to all Philadelphia 8th grade and high school students and families who would like to hear from current college professionals and experts about areas such as college and career planning, the college admission process, how to pay for college, and the college experience. The event will take place on Saturday, March 9 at 9:00am.”
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Apply for federal student aid & financial preparation for college.
Philadelphia Futures Step Up to College Guide
A college resource for Philadelphia’s high school students and their families.
How America Saves for College 2018
A snapshot of a national study by Sallie Mae.
Black Student Fund
“Since 1964, the Black Student Fund (BSF) has provided financial assistance and support services to Washington, DC metropolitan area African-American students, grades pre-kindergarten to 12, and their families. BSF-assisted students stay in school, graduate high school with distinction and enter college. 70% of these students are from one-parent households. Many are the first generation to progress to higher education.
Established to racially desegregate the independent schools of the National Capital area, the Fund serves as an advocate for all black children and strives to assure that black students and their families have equal access to every educational opportunity.”
“College Possible is making college admission and success possible for low-income students through an intensive curriculum of coaching and support.”
Click here to view a seven-step guide to applying for college.
Learn to code for free at this weekly program. PhillyCoder Dojo equips youth with creative coding and development skills, opening a door of future possibilities for students. Locations and dates are located here.
Interested in writing? Mighty Writers runs free daily workshops all across Philadelphia for writing as well as teen programs, mentorships and college prep resources. Visit the online calendar here.
After School Activities Partnerships
An online directory of hundreds of community-driven after-school activities and resources for Philadelphia youth. Visit the event calendar here.
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