Baldwin Promise showing positive effects on community

The positive effects of the Baldwin Promise are already becoming evident in the school and the community. Students in class of 2010, the first to receive the Baldwin Promise are now entering their second term of college.

Fourteen of the 23 graduates attended Michigan Colleges the first term. At this time, most of those fourteen students have reapplied for Baldwin Promise Scholarship consideration and are continuing their efforts to achieve their dream of a college education.

This week the newly hired Baldwin Promise Zone Coordinator, Ayana Richardson began her duties in the new College Access Center at Baldwin High School. She will be developing activities at all grade levels for all Baldwin students which are aimed at helping them to be college and career ready. Her duties also include tracking and supporting the Baldwin students currently in college.

Since the Baldwin Promise was made, the enrollment decline in Baldwin schools has reversed. A gradual increase of student enrollment at Baldwin since the promise was made is in sharp contrast to the continuing student enrollment declines of other schools in our area and the State.

More students and parents are recognizing that Baldwin is offering programs, education, activities, and a promise that not only help students get ready for college, but allows them the resources to dream big, to work hard, and to find success.