Big Picture Philadelphia

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Mission & Values

Big Picture Philadelphia provides transformative educational experiences for under-served high school youth through proven, sustainable educational practices and, in so doing, contributes to Philadelphia’s city-wide educational reform efforts. We are proud members of the national Big Picture Learning network, which successfully serves at-risk youth in more than 60 schools nationwide.




At Big Picture Philadelphia, our vision is clear. We believe that every student deserves educational opportunities that address their interests, passions, strengths, and needs. We believe that every student deserves access to work and post-secondary opportunities. We believe that an education person is one who is self-aware, resourceful, a self-advocate, possesses academic skills, is a problem-solver, a critical thinker, and has empathy for themself and others.

Each day, we strive to fulfill our mission and live out our values. Want to learn more? Check out how we work.