Lumina Grants to Help Youth Prepare for College

If you do college access work with eighth through 10th graders, especially in a few select Midwestern states, be on the lookout for money you can use to expose youths to KnowHow2GO – an Internet-based program and campaign that provides specific steps for youths on how to prepare for college.

Agencies in six states each recently received $140,000 grants from the Lumina Foundation for Education that they will then re-grant to youth-serving agencies to work with youths using KnowHow2GO, according to the foundation.

The grants were made to:

?           EducationQuest Foundation Inc. (Lincoln, Neb.)

?           New England Educational Opportunity Association (Orono, Maine)

?           Scholarship America (St. Peter, Minn.)

?           Student Assistance Foundation of Montana (Helena)

?           Tennessee Higher Education Commission (Nashville)

?           University of Wisconsin System (Madison)


Additionally, agencies in five states or regions have recieved planning grants from Lumina ranging from $58,400 to $163,500 to create or strengthen “viable networks” and build site-specific models that use KnowHow2GO technology to address local needs. Those agencies are:

    ?       Illinois Student Assistance Commission (Deerfield)

    ?       Northwest Education Loan Association (Seattle)

    ?       Ohio College Access Network (Columbus,

    ?       The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence (Lexington, Ky.)

    ?       Southern California College Access Network (Los Angeles)


Youth Today is the only independent, internationally distributed digital media publication that is read by thousands of professionals in the youth service field.

Youth Today adheres to high-quality journalistic standards, providing readers with professional news coverage dedicated to examining a wide spectrum of complex issues in the youth services industry from legislation to community-based youth work.


Our organization retains full authority over editorial content to protect the best journalistic and business interests of our organization. We maintain a firewall between news coverage decisions and sources of all revenue.


We are committed to transparency in every aspect of funding our organization. Donors may be quoted, mentioned or featured in our stories. Our news judgments are made independently – not based on or influenced by donors. Accepting financial support does not mean we endorse donors or their products, services or opinions…(read more)



Recent Comments

Kennesaw State University Mountain Logo & Ceneter for Sustainable Journalism Logo
LOGO Institute for Nonprofit News 3 turquoise boxes stacked in "J" shape

Copyright © 2018 Youth Today and MVP Themes --- Published by Center for Sustainable Journalism,
Kennesaw State University, 1200 Chastain Blvd. Suite 310, Kennesaw GA 30144

To Top