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Chester County Futures provides comprehensive academic support, mentoring and scholarships for motivated economically disadvantaged youth to succeed in school, higher education and life.
Chester County Futures equips and empowers financially vulnerable youth to graduate high school and complete a post-secondary education in order to achieve fulfilling, economically independent adult lives. Our students are in Coatesville Area, Kennett Consolidated, Oxford Area, and Phoenixville Area school districts. We offer three programs.
- Passport to College delivers services and supports to low-income high school students; it endeavors to lessen the educational inequities between the economic classes that contribute to the drop-out rate.
- Futures AHEAD follows educational best practices and provides high school and post-secondary school preparation to middle school students.
- Steps 4 Success is dedicated to increasing the four-year graduation rates of our post-secondary students. After completing our four-year high school program and matriculating to post-secondary school, students are eligible to receive scholarship funds.
Chester County Futures benefits the community by enabling the on-time high school graduation of low-income students, and preparing them for immediate matriculation and success at post-secondary school. This combats the low educational attainment of economically disadvantaged youth and the resulting detrimental effects on the community, including increased crime rates, high unemployment, and increased need for government subsidies, lost tax revenue, substance abuse, homelessness, domestic violence, and food insecurity.