Faith in the Future Foundation, which manages the 17 high schools and four special education schools of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, agreed Thursday, Feb. 4 to continue the partnership with the archdiocese through 2022. See scenes of the press conference at Archbishop Ryan High School in Northeast Philadelphia, and read full coverage here. (Photos by Sarah Webb)

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Archbishop Charles Chaput talks with officials from Faith in the Future Foundation and the archdiocese’s Office of Catholic Education Feb. 4 as students from the 17 archdiocesan high schools chat at Archbishop Ryan High School.

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At the start of the program, participants took time to honor America with the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

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Samuel Casey Carter (left), CEO of Faith in the Future Foundation, listens to a speaker along with the foundation’s board chairman Edward Hanway (center) and Archbishop Charles J. Chaput.

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Archbishop Chaput speaks with Catholic school students and guests at Archbishop Ryan High School, whose president, Denise LePera, joins officials on stage.

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Students at the event represent the 17 Catholic high schools owned by the archdiocese but managed by Faith in the Future Foundation.

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