William Penn University Partners with ICAN to Increase Access to Higher Education

William Penn University

William Penn University

College and Career Readiness Programming Fuels Economic Growth in Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA (February 16, 2013) — William Penn University is partnering with the Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) to bring comprehensive college and career readiness programming and resources to students and parents in communities across Iowa, and to support initiatives around the state that support economic growth through increased training and education of Iowa’s future workforce.

“William Penn University is happy to partner with ICAN to help educate our Iowa students and parents about college planning and financial aid. There are so many resources available to Iowa families and partnerships like this can assist them in becoming more knowledgeable about higher education opportunities,” said Kerra Strong, Director of Admissions.

Through its partnership with ICAN, William Penn University will provide support to North Mahaska Jr-Sr High School, Oskaloosa High School and Knoxville High School, impacting approximately 200 students and parents.

The ICAN Partnership Program is open to any business, organization or institution with the desire to support long-term economic growth and success for Iowa communities and citizens. William Penn University has joined to support ICAN’s work in career and college readiness programming which is outlined in the ICAN College Access Power Plan, a suite of programs and services designed to help families better understand college and career planning, how to successfully navigate paying for college, and choosing both a college and major that are the right fit.

“ICAN is proud to partner with William Penn University in advancing career and college access readiness programming throughout the state of Iowa,” explained Rob Miller, executive director of ICAN. “The College Access Power Plan is designed to guide students beginning in middle school and throughout high school with the rights tips and advice for each level, ensuring that every student is prepared for the level they are in, as well as for the future steps they will need to take to be successful both in college and a career. ICAN offers the most complete, step-by-step guide for parents and students preparing for life after high school. With the wonderful support from William Penn University, ICAN is able to deliver the College Access Power Plan to North Mahaska, Oskaloosa and Knoxville High Schools at no cost to the school, its students, or families.”

The ICAN College Access Power Plan includes age-appropriate in-person presentations, printed guidebooks , access to a comprehensive website, electronic newsletters containing monthly planning tips and reminders for students and parents as they journey through high school and college, and unlimited access to ICAN staff, via phone or in person, for one-on-one assistance.

ICAN’s programs and services are developed and presented by ICAN’s highly trained representatives on topics such as high school planning, college and career planning, financial literacy, successful college transitions and financial aid. ICAN serves more than 280,000 students and parents annually. Students are encouraged to check with their high school counseling offices for the dates, times and locations of ICAN presentations in their area or visit www.ICANsucceed.org/calendar. Students can also contact ICAN toll-free at 877-272-4692, emailing ICAN@ICANsucceed.org, or visiting www.icansucceed.org.



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