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Wabash County Promise


The trajectory of every child’s life should be determined by their potential and not by situational limitations.



Wabash County will support all youth, grades k-12, in the development of their college and career identity through: college & career discovery, academic readiness, and educational savings.


In the fall of 2013, students in grades K-3 throughout Wabash County participated in the Wabash County Promise. The Promise provides students a variety of opportunities to dream about their futures. At school registration, they opened a college savings account. In their classrooms, students identified the champions in their lives and explored college and career options. Students shared their dreams with their champions and asked for their support. Champions have the opportunity to make a gift to the child’s college savings account and provide support and encouragement for their “Walk Into My Future” event. During the event, students experienced a college campus firsthand by visiting Manchester University and celebrated their dreams for college and beyond.

Walk Into My Future

On the campus of Manchester University on September 27, we celebrated the efforts made by 1,700 K-3 grade students to dream and prepare for their future.


Click here for ONLINE Champion Opportunities to Invest in a Child's Future

Click here for a volunteer application

Click here for the Wabash County Promise Introduction and Overview (.pdf)

Click here for the Wabash County Promise Information slides (.pdf)

Click here for a Champion' Support Application (.pdf)

Click here for the Champion's checklist (.pdf)

Click here for the Promise Week Press Release (.pdf)


Click here for letters of support from State, County, and Community leaders

  • Presenting Sponsor: INGUARD
  • Enrollment Sponsor: Parkview Health
  • Event Host Sponsor: Manchester University
  • Upromise Investments
  • Harvey Hinklemeyer’s
  • THE PAPER of Wabash County
  • Goose Graphics
  • CollegeChoice 529
  • Indiana Education Savings Authority
  • EDG of Wabash County
  • Kellam Construction, Inc.


  • MSD of Wabash County
  • Wabash City Schools
  • Manchester Community Schools
  • Wabash County YMCA
  • Community Foundation of Wabash County
  • Halderman Farm Management
  • Robert R. McCallen, III, Wabash Circuit Court
  • Wabash County Chamber of Commerce
  • Wabash County College Success Coalition
  • Wabash County Hospital Foundation
  • Wabash Marketplace, Inc.
  • The Big Goal Collaborative
  • Jim Banks, Indiana Senator
  • Richard Mourdock, Treasurer of State

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