Early Promise EDUCATION Program
We currently provide partial scholarships to all Early Promise graduates while they are enrolled in a post-secondary education program. We are very proud to be able to do so.
It is our goal to provide even higher levels of support by rolling out the final phase of our Early Promise program: “the promise”. The promise is a contract between the Boys & Girls Club and a Club member in which the Boys & Girls Club commits to provide academic, emotional and financial support. The financial support will fill the gap between the cost of high education and all other sources of financial aid. In turn, the Club member commits to do well in school and in their community. This not only makes higher education more accessible to our young people, but also instills a sense of optimism that the future is extremely bright.
The Promise: 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 debt free education 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 more than halfway to our goal.
In 2009 there were no Club members consistently continuing their post-secondary education. In 2022 there are over 30 Early Promise Scholarship Recipients and the program has 17 college graduates!