Heights Graduation Celebration Honored 500+ Students 

Heights provides clear, proven pathways that take students from middle school to high school, to college, and the workforce. Our students set high goals and execute them, repeatedly and successfully — with comprehensive guidance and programming supporting them every step of the way.


students served annually

23 partner schools

in District of Philadelphia


college matriculation

Proven steps to success

Heights Philadelphia middle school student

Middle school

Enter a clearer pathway to high school selection with summer and weekend programs, tutoring, and advising.

High school

Receive college and career preparation embedded in Philadelphia high schools, including enrichment, summer programs, and 1:1 advising.


Gain a college advisor and connections to greater resources ⎯ including career opportunities, stipends, and scholarships — at over 70 distinct institutions across the country.


Launch a life-sustaining career with a solid path to employment in a variety of industries, plus internships, mentoring, and other job opportunities.

The support to thrive.
A community for life.

The backbone of Heights’ programming is our people. Our thriving community of students, mentors, alumni, families, donors, and partners works together to provide guidance and encouragement — recognizing our shared backgrounds, and affirming each student’s unique strengths.

We provide a welcoming hub linking youth to colleges, careers, and beyond. In fact, many of our alumni stay in touch years after graduation, leveraging our network for continued advice, mentorship, and opportunities. It’s our more personal approach to identifying student’s goals — and the steps to achieve them.

Members of the Philadelphia community can take full advantage of our Community Access Pathways, virtual helpline, Step Up to College resources, and more.

Let’s bring a brighter future to life

Join Heights and see how far Philadelphia students can go.