Building a college-going culture that inspires all young people to pursue education beyond high school takes an entire community. Communities feel tangible benefits of having neighbors with college degrees or credentials, such as economic growth, civic engagement, reduced poverty, and lower levels of unemployment.
2015-2016 Action Team: FAFSA & Financial Planning
At the recommendation of our community and with support from our Leadership Team, our 2015-2016 Action Team will focus on improving financial planning resources and a continued effort to increase FAFSA completion.
2014-2015 Action Team: FAFSA Completion
During the 2014-2015 school year, Washtenaw Futures launched its first Action Team charged with increasing completion rates for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, also known as the FAFSA. The team spearheaded Washtenaw County's first annual College Cash Campaign to promote FAFSA completion. Successes included developing a FAFSA Resource Manual (below), an 80% increase in completions at Ypsilanti Community High School and a 47% increase at Ypsilanti New Tech High School (as of May 15, 2015).
Get Involved on an Action Team
- Join an Action Team: "Action Teams" are organized to address specific issues that impact our larger Goal 2025 and local data indicators.