Family Engagement Program
PVD Promise believes strongly in the power of family engagement, and that families are our best allies in the work to improve the future educational and professional success of our children. Family engagement is based on the idea that parents and others who care for their children work together creating a partnership to prepare children for success.
Our Family Engagement Program includes:
A Parent Council
On-going workshops, meetings, and opportunities to hear from guest speakers
An annual 529 Day Celebration and Multicultural Night
In 2022, PVD Promise hosted 1-2 engagements a week, totaling 80 programs, workshops, and events during the year.
"After learning about Providence Promise, I thought it was too good to be true. I decided to dig into it a little more and realized this IS real... an actual incentives program in Providence dedicated to our children. Providence Promise provides an amazing way to save money for college without any hidden agendas, just pure support. Being a former student of Providence Public Schools gave me the motivation to be a helping hand when needed, therefore I decided to express my interest in becoming a parent co-chair. I'm super honored to be a part of such a great organization and am looking forward to all the accomplishments to come within our community."
- Solany Collazo Ledesma, Parent Council Member
Youth Engagement Program
The Youth Engagement Program is designed to support high school students with developing and attaining their post-secondary goals and aspirations.
Our Youth Engagement Program includes:
A Youth Council
A Mentorship program for middle and high school students with current college students to support with college preparation and access
Career Exploration Panels
Just launched in 2022, the Youth Engagement Program is continuing to grow in 2023.
"My favorite part about Providence Promise is the helpful community and resources Providence Promise provides. I want to go to college to have options for careers and for my future."
- Lucia (Ana), PVD Promise Youth Council Treasurer
Early Scholarship Program
The Early Scholarship Program is PVD Promise's largest program, awarding more than $250,000 directly to students' CSAs in 2022 alone. This program offers opportunities for families to earn additional college savings beyond the initial $100 seed deposit at enrollment. Students and their parents/guardians can participate in hundreds of incentivized activities, such as completing a book report, attending a PTO meeting, participating in an after-school club or activity, accomplishing an academic goal, and more. PVD Promise incentivizes participation in its programming, as well.
The purpose of this program is to:
Encourage participation in positive academic and extracurricular opportunities for both Providence Promise families and students;
Partner with families to assist them in building assets in their 529 College Savings Accounts; and
Build a college-going culture within the enrolled families as well as within the Providence Public School system and the community as a whole.
To view the full program, click here.
PVD Promise works with community partners throughout Providence to provide supplemental programming and resources to its families and students. If you're an organization looking to partner with PVD Promise, please contact Chandana at firstname.lastname@example.org.