THE COLLEGE PROMISE MISSION
MISSION STATEMENT: The Montgomery County Ohio College Promise Program’s mission is to identify, select, and support 500 Montgomery County, poverty impacted, eighth grade students, over a 10-year period, who have shown academic promise so that the dream of attending and graduating from college becomes a reality.
College Promise Scholars sign a contract that pledges they will be alcohol, tobacco, and drug free; be crime free; practice good citizenship; maintain a strong record of school attendance; achieve the required grade point average; participate in school, community, or faith-based activities; and attend weekly meetings their mentor.
A mentor is a caring adult who freely gives their own time to a young person. A mentor can have a profound effect on the amount of success that a young person might have. To a young person, a mentor guarantees that there is someone who cares and that they are not alone in dealing with the everyday challenges they face.
By breaking the cycle of poverty for 500 Montgomery County Students, the College Promise Program has a profound impact on not only their quality of life but also the great community. By attaining their college education at a regional college or university, College Promise students will be attractive for Montgomery County employers, which will retain our investment at home.
10 cohorts of students have taken part in the College Promise program
500 students have been impacted by College Promise
222 students have attended a partner college or university following high school graduation
95% of students have attended college immediately after high school graduation
79% of students have persisted in college from year one to year two