“We take pride in the support of the Promise Zone”
The Newaygo County Area Promise Zone has received a generous $25,000 donation from Nestle Gerber. This donation will be used to directly support tuition and help students earn post-secondary credentials.
The Newaygo County Area Promise Zone provides high school graduates with a tuition-free path to an associate degree from Muskegon Community College or an approved apprenticeship. The Promise Zone believes that every student, regardless of financial means, should have the opportunity to earn post-secondary credentials.
Community partners like Nestle Gerber not only impact our students, but also the vibrancy of our community. Their investment in the Promise Zone aids in removing the financial barrier that many students face as they pursue higher education and training opportunities.
As Paul Dudek, Sr Site Controller for Nestle Gerber states, “For generations the Gerber Products Company has valued its relationship with the community in which it resides. We take pride in the support of the Promise Zone. We also believe there's a direct correlation between investing in our young people's education and the long-term future of Gerber as a local Fremont-based organization.”
With the Promise Scholarship, many students are starting to believe that higher education is within their reach and actively taking steps to plan for their future.
“Nestle Gerber’s continued support of our Promise Scholars is helping to make college dreams come true for area students,” said Holly Moon, Promise Zone Fundraising Co-Chair.
Since beginning in 2017, the Promise Zone has awarded over $1.9 million in tuition payments in support of over 260 Newaygo County students who have enrolled in pursuing their post-secondary credentials.
Want to learn how to support the Newaygo County Area Promise Zone? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 231-924-8888 to connect with a Promise Zone staff member.