Partnerships for Achieving Careers in Technology and Science

PACTS Program Application



PACTS is a year-round program of science enrichment, career development, cross-age mentoring, and leadership opportunities for diverse middle and high school students in the Greater Philadelphia region. PACTS students engage in hands-on science workshops, field-based research, special field trips, college and career counseling, and much more!

Not just another after-school or weekend program, PACTS is a youth leadership experience designed to involve students as an integral and active part of the daily life of The Franklin Institute. Students who continue in PACTS through high school graduation have the skills and confidence to be successful college students and become dynamic, productive adults with engaging careers in science and beyond.

The PACTS Program is available to Philadelphia area students in grades 6 through 10. The PACTS workshops meet on Saturday mornings, twice a month during the school year at The Franklin Institute. There are no specific scholastic requirements, but students are encouraged to be strong in math and science, and have a passion for learning science!

For more information about the PACTS program, please contact a member of the PACTS staff at 215.448.1333 or 215.448.1282.