ROCKFORD (WIFR) – A national group is trying to get more local kids to college.
The Lumina Foundation out of Indianapolis has handpicked 75 communities they want to partner with to improve the number of students getting degrees and trades certifications after high school. Rockford has been chosen to be part of that network. With that selection, along with a $120,000 grant to Alignment Rockford, new strategies and lesson plans can be designed to help kids become better prepared.
“The resources and the network is all about students and so, you know, over time bear the benefits of this,” says Matt Vosberg with Rockford Public Schools.
Rockford Public Schools says less than 20% of local students get a Bachelor’s Degree, which is 10% lower than the state average.