Who is our Promise for?
- Every child in Cleveland County that graduates from a public, private or charter school -- regardless of race, income, even academic performance hiccups
- If they are accepted into a community college or a four year university -- we want to make sure they can go! We want to give every child the chance to succeed.
Why make the Promise?
Middle and higher income families will qualify for very little federal grant money
Average American student graduates with at least $30,000 of student loan debt
Encourages economic development
- Increased tax base, more money for schools, money going into local retail, housing market and service industries, etc.