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  • ProgramEvents

    Program Events

    Chester County Futures provides real-world learning opportunities to enhance the life skills development, and college and career exploration of our students.  These opportunities include: College Visits, Corporate Site Visits and Community Volunteerism.

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  • Steps 4 Success

    Steps 4 Success

    During the high school years, Futures provides information to guide students through the process of scholarship research.  We connect students to available resources and encourage them to pursue any potential avenues of funding.  We help students find ways to make higher education affordable.

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  • PassportToCollege

    Passport to College

    Passport to College is an academic enrichment program for low-income high school students.  We equip and empower our students for academic and life success through after-school classes, real-world learning opportunities, and technology provision.

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  • FuturesAhead

    Futures Ahead

    Futures AHEAD is an academic enrichment program for low-income middle school students.  It gives them the building blocks for high school success and an early start on college preparation through enrichment camps and attendance at Futures College and Career Expo.

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Futures Ahead


Futures AHEAD is an academic enrichment program designed to provide our students with opportunities to develop 21st century skills, explore career and educational options, and cultivate academic aspirations and accountability.

Four components of Futures AHEAD:
Monthly Meetings
Monthly meetings will include concrete ways to improve students’ performance through skill development through practice, continual growth of positive self-esteem, increased awareness of personal strengths and interests through targeted learning opportunities, and introduction of varied and possible careers alongside local corporate volunteers.

Enrichment Camps
Enrichment camps, held 3-4 times a year at local corporate or educational sites, focus on themed curriculum designed to engage a student during the challenging middle school years.  Curriculum includes 21st century skill development in areas, such as critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity, and team-building. Students solve real-world problems with guidance from industry professionals while learning about varied career opportunities and engaging advanced technology.

College and Career Expo
The Annual Expo boasts over 40 college representatives and 20 career representatives along with varied workshops and activities for Grades 7-8 students. Held at a local college campus, students participate in team-building activities, technology workshops, and a campus tour scavenger hunt!

Family Engagement
Futures AHEAD will engage the family unit through a variety of communications focused on sharing valuable information about activities and generating conversation about the future. Once the family is more familiar with Chester County Futures, students become more engaged.

Students from Phoenixville, Kennett, Coatesville and Oxford Area middle schools are part of the Futures AHEAD program.CCF Futures Ahead Students

Click here to read more about a recent Enrichment Camp with Lockheed Martin


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