|The Young Women's Mentoring Group
at Germantown High School
|During the 2006 Peoples' Festival in Philadelphia's Vernon Park, Ahlia Love,
Peoples' Festival President, pledged that the Festival Committee would adopt
Germantown High School. Several months later she accepted an invitation to
begin a Young Women's Mentoring group to be held weekly during the school
day. The program was warmly received by the students who overwhelmingly
requested a summer program which began two weeks after the start of summer
The summer program took place twice weekly for two hours a day up until two
weeks before the start of the new school year. The young ladies took part in the
planning, promotion and execution of 2007 Peoples' Festival.
A few of our student took a pledge to protect and beautify historic Vernon Park.
As a result they became Junior members of Friends of Vernon Park. This
commitment led to an opportunity to plant 1500 Daffodils (with help from the
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society) along the fence line of the park. These
beautiful flowers are visible during the Spring season.
The following school year the young ladies created a scholarship fund to help
graduating seniors with upcoming college expenses. We'll keep you posted on
new things that are happening.
|THE FUTURE STEPS
|The Future Steps
Scholarship Fund was
established as a support
fund to aid graduating senior
High School students
residing in the Germantown
area; with the purchase of
books and personal needs
during their first year of
college or trade school. This
fund does not cover full or
partial tuition and is
designed only to assist with
The funds are distributed
based on applications
submitted by graduatiing
seniors and the recipients
are selected by a panel of
10TH & 11TH grade students
who designed the criteria for
the Future Steps Scholarship
fund under the guidance of
the Future Steps Community
Enrichment Program, Inc.
Board of Directors.
Applicants must furnish proof
of acceptance to the school
that they plan to attend.
Donations can be made
The Future Steps
c/o Citizens Bank
7700 Crittenden St.
Philadelphia, PA 19118
|FUTURE STEPS COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS, INC.