Helping Dayton-area Students Get to College

Montgomery County Ohio College Promise was founded in 2010 with the goal of providing life-changing opportunities for 500 local students over a 10-year period. These students, whose lives have been impacted by poverty, are identified and selected during their eighth grade year and are supported during high school by a caring adult mentor who meets with them on a weekly basis through programming offered by College Promise.

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The Dayton Foundation has supported College Promise since its launch with backroom assistance and office support, as well as through significant grants from donor funds, to help put these kids on a path to higher education.

Students accepted into the program make a four-year commitment - freshman through senior year - to practice good citizenship and maintain good grades. Upon the successful completion of high school and meeting the entrance requirements of a College Promise partner college or university, students are awarded scholarships that allow them to attend college at little to no cost to them or their families. By investing in these youth and breaking the cycle of poverty for 500 Montgomery County students, College Promise not is only benefiting these students but also helping to boost our region’s economy by creating a more educated workforce.

Want to learn more about the Montgomery County College Promise program? Visit their website.

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File date: 11.30.18


Barbra Stonerock

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Barbra Stonerock, vice president, Community Engagement, (937) 225-9951.

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