The Promise plants the seeds of hope early and starts the conversation about college and career well before high school. Youth begin dreaming about their future through age-appropriate activities in their classroom. Families establish college savings accounts to support their childrens' future aspirations. The Promise creates opportunities for teachers to help students explore college and career pathways.
Youth also begin to identify the adults in their life, or champions, who can help them reach their future goals. Champions can make contributions to a child's college savings account and encourage that child to achieve his or her dreams.
"Financial Assistance is amazing. It makes membership affordable and Lori is one of the nicest people in the world- it's not a hard process." Carlos was uneasy at first about feeling out of place, but soon found that the people who work at the Y and even other members were happy to help him.
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