City of Philadelphia Kicks-Off 2ND Annual Swag Week

March 25, 2013–  The City of Philadelphia will host a week of fun and educational events during the second annual Students With A Goal, or SWAG, Week.  Held during Spring Break, SWAG Week provides Philadelphia middle and high school students with opportunities to focus on their pathway to college by hosting a college fair, an opportunity fair with information about summer internships or summer programming, a city-wide service project and SAT and ACT practice tests.
SWAG Week kicks-off with an Opening Ceremony and Opportunity Fair on Monday, March 25, 10:30am, at Temple University’s Student Center, 1755 N. 13th Street. 
A highlight of this year’s SWAG Week is a series of local college open houses held on Wednesday, March 27, for interested students and participants in SWAG Week, including: Drexel University, Esperanza College, Philadelphia University and LaSalle University.
In addition, the Franklin Institute and the Academy of Natural Sciences have donated 50 tickets each to SWAG Week.  All 100 tickets will be awarded to students participating in SWAG Week events.
SWAG Week is organized by PhillyGoes2College, an initiative of the Mayor’s Office of Education, in partnership with:
  • Mayor’s Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service
  • Graduation Coach Campaign
  • PhillyRising
  • Fun Safe Philly Summer
  • Free Library of Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia Youth Network
  • Community College of Philadelphia
  • Rising Sons
  • Triple Threat
  • City Year
  • Philadelphia Education FundCollege Access Center
  • Congreso de Latinos Unidos
  • Temple University
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • Lenfest Center
  • Higher Next
  • Drexel University
  • Philadelphia University
  • Esperanza College
  • La Salle University
  • Cheney University
  • Penn State University
  • Ellis Trust
  • Youth Build Charter School
  • St. Joseph University
  • Franklin Institute
  • Academy of Natural Sciences
  • WaWa
  • Subway
For a full list of all open events and for more information on SWAG Week, log on to
For additional information about PhillyGoes2College, log on to or call 215-686-0315.
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