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Promise Indiana initiative expands to 3 new communities

INDIANAPOLIS – Fountain 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 the Attica Community Foundation, Fountain County will join Dubois 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 students,” said Tami Silverman, IYI’s president and CEO. “By connecting youth, families and communities, this program is supporting important conversations about higher education starting at an early age.”

Fountain 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.

“I’m proud that we’re coming together through Promise Indiana in support of our students,” said Carmien Berghoff, Promise Committee chair at the Attica Community Foundation. “We are changing the culture of our small community by empowering youth to see themselves as college material.”

To learn more about Promise Indiana, visit