Heights’ Graduation Celebration is Friday, June 2nd.

When we give Black, Brown, and first-gen students real opportunities, our city thrives.

Heights Philadelphia connects Philly youth to careers and college with a network of people who believe — and invest — in their talents.

It’s time to think bigger. Time to do better. Join Heights and see how far we can go when Philly students lead.

A history of results.
A steppingstone to the future.

Heights Philadelphia brings the city’s two strongest educational nonprofits together to do more for Philly students. Philadelphia Futures and Steppingstone Scholars have merged, offering sustainable access to academic and workforce opportunities through expansive programming and partnerships.

Moving more students forward


students served annually

23 partner schools

District of Philadelphia


operating budget


college matriculation


participation in career exploration programs

Not just programs — pathways.

From middle school onward, students get access to academic, workforce, and college support that breaks down barriers to propel economic mobility.

Individualized advising. Academic enrichment. Internship opportunities. Financial support. We help each student find a path to success through every step of their lives.

Enroll or refer a student to Heights Philadelphia.

Every student should have the opportunity to power Philadelphia’s future. Whether it is your child — or a student you know or work with — we want to help them find their pathway to success.


2022 Winter Newsletter

Catch up on our latest news, including updates from our brand announcement event, an alumni spotlight, program highlights, and more.

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Step Up to College Guide: The 2022 Rising Senior Edition

The Rising Senior Edition is the Summer Supplement to Philadelphia Futures’ Step Up to College Guide. The Supplement informs juniors entering their senior year about the steps they need to take during the summer to prepare for the college admissions process.

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Step Up to College Guide: 33rd Edition

For 33 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.

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