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To ensure every child has the assets, champions, and community support to pursue their dreams.

Enroll now and automatically receive $25 in your child’s 529 career savings account from DeKalb County Community donors. (applies to children and students who reside or attend school in DeKalb County, ages 4 through 12th grade) 

Building Hope for Bright Futures

In 2020, 60% of jobs required education beyond high school. Yet only 12% of Indiana youth are saving for post-secondary education with a CollegeChoice 529 account. Promise creates a culture of student success and builds hope for the future.

Building Future Stories

Low-and moderate-income youth with a Career Savings Account, with a balance of just $1-$499 are 3 times more likely to attend some post-high school training and 4 times more likely to graduate. We are making a difference by establishing a child’s “future story” at an early age.

Qualified Educational Expenses

The DeKalb County Community Promise funds are intended for qualified post-high school training and educational expenses, and not for K-12 private school tuition.

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Enrolled students who raised $25 or more from their champions will each receive a $75 gift from the community.

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Grandparents can be Champions by contributing to their grandchild’s UGift account.

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Contributions can be made by Champions for birthdays, graduations, holidays or any occasion.

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Example: Timmy’s 3rd grade class all received $5 for a holiday gift campaign.

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Example: A local dentist contributed $10 to his new clients’ UGift accounts.

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Students or parents can set up a Facebook campaign to encourage contributions within their circle of family and friends.