Keeping Our Promise-
Happy New Year! Promise Scholars has been so grateful for the support of our
community, partners, and supporters as we pivoted quickly to meet the needs of our students virtually. Because of this support we were able to provide a comprehensive College Advising Texting Program to the Class of 2020. Over 430 students were served and 82% enrolled in college in the fall! This far exceeds the national rate of 21% of lowincome Class of 2020 students that enrolled in college.
Despite the challenges of this past year, what we have learned is—our community, partners, supporters, and students are resilient, passionate, and giving beyond measure. Thank you for the support that you have shown us this year. We are excited to continue doing this work alongside you.
Business Partner Spotlight –
We are thankful for partners such as Growing Inland Achievement for their two year $150,000 grant for our College is 4 U Initiative which is a strength-based approach engaging First Generation role models to address identity development (college-going identity), stereotype threat, and strengthening Academic Mindsets through positive college-going messages. This funding allows us to partner with Chaffey College for a College Success Coach and supports our 18 High School Student Ambassadors. Thank you for investing in our students and our community.
We truly appreciate Southern California Edison for their $40,000 2020-21 grant for us to provide expanded college navigation technology supports and the College Is 4 U campaign to highlight STEM majors. Thank you for being our partner through volunteers who present on college and career to our 6th graders and funding since 2015 to support college visits for all our 5th and 8th graders and scholarships for our students going on the STEM majors at our local partner colleges.
We are thankful for John Elway’s Crown Toyota 2020 donation of $5,000, support for the Toyota Promise Scholars Golf Tournament, and the dozens of volunteers over the years who presented to our 6th graders on College & Careers.
Thank you to Target Norco for their first-time support of our students by providing $250 to support our Student Ambassador Program and our first ever 2020-2021 cohort!