Blackford Promise is a college and career initiative that provides encouragement and financial support for young students in the county to pursue their future dreams. The program provides state and local initiatives through school programming for students in kindergarten through fourth grade to begin their planning now. And it provides monetary incentives to begin planning for financing education beyond high school to meet those career goals.
Parents can help by enrolling their children in a 529 college savings account program that receives matching dollars and additional incentive money. See www.blackfordcountypromise.org for further information or call Elizabeth Witt at the Blackford County Community Foundation 765-348-3411.
Other community supporters may wish to donate funds for matches and incentives. Again, contact the Foundation for more information.