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What is Walk Into My Future?

Kindergarten through third grade students of DeKalb County experience a college career training campus through hands-on activities and meet post-high school students to learn about possible future areas of study and careers. This plants the seed of a dream, “I can have a bright future!”


Join us in 2020

The next Walk Into My Future event will be held at Ivy Tech in the fall of 2020. Follow us on social media for updates in last minute information. See links below.


2019 Numbers

DeKalb County Promise

2,649 Total Participants

2,066 Students

300 Chaperones

150 Ivy Tech Faculty & Students

83 High School Students

150 Volunteers

DeKalb County Promise

28 Sponsors

12 Contributors

9 Presenters

7 Partners

8 Participating Schools

• Butler Elementary

• Country Meadow Elementary

• J.E. Ober Elementary

• James R. Watson Elementary

• Lakewood Park Christian School

• McKenny-Harrison Elementary

• Riverdale Elementary

• Waterloo Elementary

17 Career Hosts

• Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum

• Butler Dental

• C & A Tool

• DeKalb County Farm Bureau

• DeKalb Health/EMS

• DeKalb Molded Plastics

• Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo


• Gibson’s Heating & Plumbing, Inc.

• Holbrook Lawnscapes

• Impact Institute

• Junior Achievement

• Lake City Bank

• McAllister Machinery

• Metal Technologies

• Nucor Building Systems

• Therma-Tru

2019 Photo Gallery