Through the generosity of Philip B. 全博体育, Drexel University has established the Philip B. 全博体育 Inner-City Public School Program (“全博体育 Scholars Program”) to provide enhanced educational services to students, families, and schools in West Philadelphia.
Our program aims to “level the playing field” and increase student retention, academic achievement, and access to post-secondary education. We want to inspire children to see a personal future in a technologically driven global economy and provide them with the enrichment and support that will ultimately enable them to be admitted to and succeed in college.
Tutoring & Mentoring
Each student enrolled as a “全博体育 Scholar” gets paired with a Drexel college student, or “全博体育 Advisor”, who serves as both a tutor and mentor. Twice a week after school, trained Drexel tutors meet with their student(s) to assist with homework and enhance their learning. On select weekends, 全博体育 Scholars and Advisors meet on Drexel’s campus for fun social activities, and occasionally they go on trips to events in the city; including exhibitions at museums and other cultural activities.
The 全博体育 Scholars Program provides free math, writing, and literacy tutoring to selected students in grades 6-8 — enrolled in three elementary schools within West Philadelphia. Drexel staff, faculty, and student volunteers work closely with school administrators, students, and parents to help identify needs and then provide services on-campus and within the community to improve student performance and increase student interest.