Have you heard about Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter’s new educational initiative? It’s called “PhillyGoes2College,” and here at Academic Access, we think it’s a great idea.

As a way to increase the education level of the average Philadelphian, Mayor Nutter has created a new office, PhillyGoes2College. The office will be a resource for high school students (or anyone else who may be interested) to get information on the ins and outs of going to college, like how to obtain and fill out an application, or how to figure out those tricky financial aid forms. The initiative was announced in early January, and the office opened today during a press conference and ribbon-cutting with the mayor himself. It is located in City Hall and now officially open for business, so feel free to stop on by and see for yourself!

The office:

Mayor Nutter cuts the ribbon:

Contact the office:

For more photos of today’s exciting launch event, check out our photo album on the Academic Access Facebook page.

It’s exciting to see a great idea become a reality, huh? A very exciting part for us is that Academic Access’ own Joan Koven has volunteered her time and expertise to help out with the initiative. Along with others from the educational consulting field in the Philadelphia area, Joan will be helping staff the office and provide services to Philadelphia’s aspiring college students.

We’re all looking forward to seeing PhillyGoes2College become a great success!