The Early Promise Program
The Early Promise Program was launched in 2009 to change the world of the then typical Club member: a child who would not be educated past high schoold, a child who would grow up to live in the world of just getting by, a child who would not realize their dreams. The Club made a promise:
"We'll commit to your success, if you commit to your success."
For the past 10 years, every Club child who wants help to be successful in the classroom receives support.
Early Promise helps them build their next level of learning and beyond. This support lasts through their higher education and helps to make their dreams become a reality.
Currently we provide partial scholarships to all Early Promise graduates while they are enrolled in a post-secondary education program.
The Boys & Girls Club's promise is that once our endowment reaches $5 million, we will provide a full scholarship to a Vermont State College to all Club members who, starting in sixth grade, sign a contract committing to do well in schools and in their community.
We are halfway to our goal.
In 2009 there were no Club members continuing their post-secondary education. In 2019 there are 41 Early Promise Scholarship Recipients and 10 Early Promise College Graduates!