Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

Promise Indiana and the local conversation

Posted: Friday, September 27, 2019

Phil Maurizi, Promise Indiana Director for the Indiana Youth Institute, will speak about the Huntington County Promise on Wednesday, October 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will take place at the Huntington City-Township Public Library, 225 W. Park Drive in the north and south meeting rooms.

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.

Studies show that the Huntington community benefits when the next generation is well-educated and economically secure. Postsecondary success not only improves individual outcomes, but it also helps build a stronger community and strengthens the economy.

This session will focus on the following takeaways. The Power of Assets: what is a 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 make the case for moving it forward. What are some key next steps we can take as a community to ensure that every student has hope for his or her future.

If you would like to attend, RSVP to www.iyi.org/ywc or to Juanita Goodwell at jgoodwell@iyi.org. A free lunch will be provided.