News release from the United Way of Allen County:
One week left to submit On My Way Pre-K applications
(March 21, 2016) – Applications for On My Way Pre-K are due to Brightpoint by Friday, March 25 at 5:00 p.m. Brightpoint is on the corner of Washington and Barr Street at 227 E. Washington Blvd. Brightpoint will close for Good Friday, but applications can be placed in the drop-off box on the Barr Street side of the building. Applications can also be submitted online.
Families must meet all the following eligibility criteria to apply:
- Live in Allen County
- Are seeking high quality early childhood education
- Have a 4-year-old child (by August 1) who is not eligible for Kindergarten
- Have a household income at or below 127% of the federal poverty guideline
Grants will cover free, high-quality, prekindergarten education through the On My Way Pre-K program. Once accepted into the program, students will choose from full-day or part-day programs at participating providers. An approved list of providers is available on www.onmywayprek.org.
On My Way Pre-K is Indiana’s first state-funded prekindergarten program. The Indiana General Assembly in approved the five-county pilot in 2014. United Way of Allen County along with many other local organizations have pledged matching funds to enable Allen County families to benefit from this program.
For more information or to apply for the program, families can go to www.onmywayprek.org or dial 2-1-1 or 1-877- 502-0700.
About United Way
Established in 1922, United Way of Allen County is a not-for-profit organization that unites our community’s time, talent, and treasure to cultivate and advance community solutions that address the most critical issues around basic needs, education, financial stability and healthy lives. For more information, please visit www.unitedwayallencounty.org.