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With Guidance Counselors All But Gone, Philadelphia Students Scramble

The funding crisis has caused the Philadelphia school district to slash the number of college guidance counselors.

10/03/2013

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Top ACT And SAT Prep In Philadelphia

There are many programs and courses offered in the Philadelphia area, both free and for a fee, that can help prepare you for SAT and ACT tests.

08/20/2013

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”Amy’s Kisses” Carries on Legacy of Haverford HS Grad By Helping Kids

The sister and the best friend of a slain New York State woman have teamed up to offer free SAT test prep services for kids who need it.

05/06/2013

((L to R) Joel Culbreath (quoted in article), Mike Kelly and Anthony, who is a high school student in the Sponsor-A-Scholar Program that Mike is also mentoring. Credit: Philadelphia Futures)

Local Organization Helping Students With College Expenses

Philadelphia Futures is a non-profit that links mentors with low income, first-generation-to-college students, but the group provides more than just moral support.

03/30/2013

NCAA president Mark Emmert (R) speaks as Ed Ray, chairman of the NCAA's executive committee and Oregon State president announce sanctions against Penn State University's football program ( credit: Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Impact Of NCAA Sanctions Against Penn State May Go Beyond University & Football

NCAA officials say their sanctions are meant to punish and correct Penn State’s football program, but the impact is likely to extend much further.

07/23/2012

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After Sunday’s Game, Some Phils Head To North Bowl For Fundraising Event

Some Phillies will be taking part in games other than baseball Sunday night, for charity.

04/28/2012

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The Importance Of Mentoring

With greater numbers of dysfunctional families and high poverty decreasing resources, a caring adult, a mentor, to encourage kids to stay in school and plan their futures is perhaps more important than ever.

01/23/2012

Philadelphia Youth Network’s Ramean Clowney reacts after being surprised with the Sun Life Rising Star Award, on Wednesday Oct. 5, 2011, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, as Sun Life executives look on. (Sun Life Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)

Sun Life Financial Inc. Recognizes Philadelphia Nonprofits And 3 High School Seniors As Rising Stars

Sun Life Financial Inc. announced Philadelphia’s Sun Life Rising Star Awards Program winners Wednesday night.

10/06/2011

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Initiatives To Improve Low College Retention Rates

Money problems, trouble with academics and lack of direction are among reasons for low college retention rates. There are widespread initiatives to address the problem.

10/04/2011

Two Local College Preparatory Nonprofits Are Merging

White-Williams Scholars and Philadelphia Futures are stable nonprofits, each with the mission of helping Philadelphia public school students get to college, and succeed once they get there.

12/11/2010

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