Promise Indiana initiative expands to 3 new communities
INDIANAPOLIS – Dubois County is one of three new communities selected to foster a college-going culture for all children by launching the Promise Indiana initiative, the Indiana Youth Institute (IYI) announced today.
Led by Greater Jasper Consolidated Schools, Dubois County will join Fountain County and the Indiana Latino Expo in receiving training and support to activate Promise Indiana. IYI’s Promise Indiana initiative ensures every child has the assets, champions, and community support to pursue their dreams by making it easy for families to begin saving for post-secondary education and training.
“We are thrilled to welcome to the newest cohort of Promise Indiana communities as they take important steps toward widespread postsecondary achievement for all their students,” said Tami Silverman, IYI’s president and CEO. “By connecting youth, families and communities, this program is sparking important conversations about higher education at an early age.”
Dubois County joins the Promise Indiana network of communities dedicated to building a culture that encourages students to pursue higher education and training. To date, more than 15,000 CollegeChoice 529 direct savings accounts have been established by families through The Promise.
“We all benefit when the conversation about post-secondary education starts early and is supported throughout the community,” said Dr. Tracy Lorey, superintendent of Greater Jasper Consolidated Schools. “Promise Indiana will help ensure that all our students have bright futures.”
To learn more about Promise Indiana, visit iyi.org/promise-indiana.