Success Stories

Statewide Cash for College Challenge Launched

More Hawai‘i public high schools are participating in this year’s Cash for College FAFSA Challenge, a campaign to help make college more affordable for students. The challenge encourages seniors to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, which helps students identify financial aid available to them.

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Nanakuli Intermediate Jumps on the 55 by ʻ25 Pledge Wagon

Over 300 middle school students and faculty at Nānākuli Intermediate & High School showed their support for 55 by ’25 in their first-ever college pledge day. With the support of faculty and administrators, 35 students from the school’s AVID program, a college readiness program that provides academic and social support for students, successfully organized the event during their study hall period.

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Students Create, Organize and Lead Successful Pledge Events

Spring was a stellar month for 55 by ‘25 pledge events! Hilo High School’s AVID students were one of the many groups that have been busy raising awareness about the importance of college throughout their community and in their neighboring schools. Their mission: promote the 55 by ’25 message and encourage Hilo’s youngest students to pledge for college. The result: Over 1,500 pledges. A huge success!

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UC Davis, Here they Come!

This summer, 24 students from Wai‘anae, Honoka‘a, Ka‘u, Molokai and Kohala high schools journeyed on a Northern California college tour hosted by GEAR UP Hawai‘i.

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