Launched in 2017, the Huntington County Promise exists to ensure that every child has the assets, champions, and community support to pursue their dreams. The Promise initiative encourages students and their families to obtain the information and tools necessary to increase access to and success in career training or education beyond high school. This includes supporting career discovery, academic readiness, and savings for post-high school learning from an early age.
All Hoosiers benefit when the next generation is well-educated and economically secure. Postsecondary success not only improves individual outcomes, but it also helps build stronger communities and strengthens the economy.This session will focus on the following take-aways:
• The Power of Assets: what are Children’s Savings Accounts (CSA) and how is asset-building linked to post-high school learning and career discovery
• Telling the Story: what have been some of the successes of the Huntington County Promise and how to we make the case for it moving forward
• Next steps: what are some key next steps we can take as a community to ensure that every student has hope for his or her future