We want to support your student’s future success.

It can be tough to start thinking about education after high school while your student is still young. Knowing how to get started saving and actually doing it can be the hardest part.

Promise Indiana Jay County is here to help.

If you start a CollegeChoice 529 account for your student, Portland Foundation will deposit the first $25 to kick-start your savings. Students can also earn a match from the community when they raise money for their future education. If they receive $25 in deposits, we’ll add another $50. At school, students will discover college and careers in the classroom and explore Taylor University for a campus experience.

New to Promise Indiana Jay County? You’re in the right place. Keep reading below to learn more about the program and how to get involved.

Ready to start a CollegeChoice 529 account for your student or to log in and check your balance? Click here.

Why should families participate?

Together, we are building hope for bright futures.

Since 2015, we’ve supported Jay County students to start and grow their savings for education and dream about their futures.

Each year, 280 Jay County students discover college and careers in their classrooms and explore Taylor University.

To date, 4,862 deposits have been made for Jay County students' future education.

Jay County families have saved and earned matches totaling over $304,075 for future education.

On average, Jay County students who are saving have $275 for their future education.

“I dressed up in my college cap and gown and explained to my students that to be a teacher I had to go to college and take classes to earn a diploma. I shared that they too can one day grow up and go to a college or university.”
Michele Rose, Kindergarten teacher
“As soon as school started in August, I introduced an on-going theme in the room for the entire year which is to “Dream Big” because students are capable of achieving anything they put their minds to!”
Keisha Wright, First grade teacher
“I heard from countless elementary parents who spoke about the college going aspirations of their child. The Promise shifted the college and career focus from the end of the K-12 journey to the beginning of it.”
Jason Callahan, Superintendent
“Two first graders gave us thank you cards from their classroom at the campus visit. They were excited to see college and planned to be a doctor and an animal trainer when they grew up. ”
Julie Giorgi, Community Member
“Promise has changed the conversations among our students, their families, and our school staff. Students are excited to say that they are going to college.”
Gail Lange, Retired School Principal

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