Press release from Indiana Youth Institute
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - More than 100,000 Indiana students participate in the 21st Century Scholars program, but while these students graduate high school and attend college at a higher rate than Hoosiers overall, slightly more than one in 10 students in the program graduate from college on time according to a study by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.
In an effort to help school counselors, teachers, parents and students better understand the scholarship’s new requirements, the Indiana Youth Institute (IYI) is hosting a forum that will explore how to complete 21st Century’s Scholars Success Program, which will be required of all scholars starting high school this fall.
The Scholars Success Program has been designed by the state of Indiana to better ensure students understand and complete specific steps required to attend and graduate college. The plan outlines expectations for each high school grade level.
The forum will feature Kate Coffman, IYI’s college and career counseling program director. Coffman will introduce the Scholar Success Program and focus on how individuals and organizations that work with children can help students complete the required steps, report their progress, and be on track to complete a degree or certificate after high school.
The forum will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, at the Lawrenceburg Public Library, 150 Mary St., Lawrenceburg, 47025.
As part of IYI’s Youth Worker Café program, the forum is free and lunch will be served, but reservations are required by Tuesday, April 30. RSVP at www.iyi.org/YWC. Reservations may also be made by contacting IYI Southeast Indiana Field Representative Michelle Sanchez via phone at (800) 495-3219 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth Worker Cafés are designed to bring together local youth workers to build relationships and inspire collaborations that will benefit children. This Youth Worker Café is made possible by the collaborative efforts of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati, Indiana Commission for Higher Education and IYI.
For more information, contact Sanchez at (800) 495-3219 or email@example.com.