Knox Promise is an innovative new initiative to help more Tennessee Promise students in Knox County persist and graduate from college. At this announcement, Jim Haslam, on behalf of the Haslam Family Foundation, joined with several partnering organizations to announce a special investment of $6.2 million over three years to support Knox Promise. Watch the video below from the special announcement of Knox Promise.
Through a unique partnership between the Haslam Family Foundation, tnAchieves, the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE), and several area institutions, including Pellissippi State Community College, Knox Promise is being launched as a pilot program for Tennessee Promise-eligible students from the 2019 and 2020 Knox County high school graduating classes.
Knox Promise offers four high-impact supports to all Knox County high school graduates from the classes of 2019 and 2020 who are eligible for Tennessee Promise. Students who meet the criteria will be eligible to receive Completion Grants to offset unexpected or emergency expenses, a textbook support stipend, a dedicated tnAchieves Completion Coach, and a unique Summer Support Program in 2020 and 2021 for those students who need it.