An organization with the goal of improving Starke County residents’ access to higher education is touting its efforts so far this year. The Starke County Career and College Success Coalition says it’s given over $5,000 in grants to help out some local organizations.
Among those receiving funding is the Starke County Youth Club for its summer career and college programs. Knox High School was provided funding for its Freshman Mentoring Program, as well as its leadership development efforts. The North Judson-San Pierre School Corporation also received a grant, which it will use for the development of its band program. The goal is to increase the number of student leaders, raise students’ level of achievement, and provide student mentoring.
Additionally, the Starke County Career and College Success Coalition says it will once again have a booth at the Starke County 4-H Fair next month. Residents will have the opportunity to learn about the coalition itself, as well as get information about college, trade schools, vocational programs, the military, and the 21st Century Scholars program.