Building Hope for Bright Futures.

The Promise Indiana program exists to ensure every child has the resources, champions, and community support to pursue education beyond high school.


The Promise Indiana program helps families and communities to support youth through saving for future education, participating in college and career activities in the classroom, and experiencing a college campus. Communities around the state have launched Promise Indiana programs to ensure all kids have champions who encourage their dreams.

For over 20 years, the Indiana Youth Institute (IYI) has worked to improve postsecondary success for all Indiana children. Through our college and career initiatives we actively support, connect, and train Indiana’s youth workers, educators, and community leaders to ensure Indiana’s students have a clear and attainable pathway after high school.

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The Promise Indiana program brings together many organizations and individuals to invest in the future of Indiana's young people – schools, financial institutions, colleges and trade schools, nonprofits, foundations and more.
  • Families

    Kids start dreaming about their futures even as early as kindergarten.Education beyond high school can help your student realize those dreams. Your local Promise Indiana program wants to help you kick-start saving for your student’s future education. Learn more by finding your local program site below.  

  • Schools

    Teachers and school staff support students’ dreams for the future every day.Over 60 school corporations and 150 schools around the state encourage students to dream big through the Promise Indiana programFind your local program site below or send us a message to learn how to bring Promise Indiana to your school. 

  • Community

    Community support ensures every student hears the message they have a bright future.Community organizations and individuals support local Promise Indiana program sites and make investments in kids’ futures with a financial gift or sponsorship. Find your local program site below or send us a message to learn how to bring Promise Indiana to your community.  

Promise Indiana program sites are active in every region of our state. 

Don’t see a program site near you? Contact us to learn more. 

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Saving for our child’s higher education is important to us. Hancock County Promise has allowed us to start saving early and have discussions as a family regarding the importance of an education. Knowing our son has a head start in preparing for his future, is an amazing feeling. Thank you Hancock County Promise!

Travis and Lindsay Rivers parents of Tyler—Fortville Elementary

Promise has changed the conversations among our students, their families, and our school staff. Students are excited to say that they are going to college. Our community supported our students at the 100 percent level as champions.

Gail Lange, Principal, Boswell Elementary

The Promise program has done an outstanding job of reaching out to parents and helping them understand how realistic it is for them to prepare for their child’s future education.

Penny Cooper, 2nd grade teacher, Prairie Crossing Elementary

Whenever I have approached the superintendents, principals, or teachers about an activity, they have supported and worked with it wholeheartedly. Being a retired teacher, it has been wonderful to re-establish relationships with former students who are now hard-working parents through the Promise program.

Betty Martens, Promise Coordinator, Fulton County

At the Walk Into My Future event this April, we were approached by two first grade students from one of our participating elementary schools. They handed us homemade cards from their classroom thanking us for the opportunity to come to Valparaiso, that their siblings had come the year before and had said it was the best field trip that year.

Julie Giorgi, Former Promise Coordinator, Porter County

The Promise allows all students to dream big, then engages families and communities to help make these dreams a reality.

Roy Hufford, CES Principal

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Support the Promise

IYI’s Promise Indiana program helps build hope for bright futures. Click here if you would like to support this effort by making a donation to IYI.