The Treasure Valley Education Partnership (TVEP) is a collective impact initiative aimed at realizing marked improvement in student achievement and success from cradle to career in Idaho's Treasure Valley. The effort began in 2011 when various individuals, community groups and organizations came together to establish a unified goal and the best ways to measure progress. Everyone agreed that together they wanted to advance a world-class education system that leads all students to their career of choice.
TVEP was established as the coordinating body for the shared community vision of "every child, every step of the way, cradle to career." No single organization can accomplish this goal alone. Partners include early educators, K-12, higher education, non-profits, philanthropy, government, and business.
TVEP exists to coordinate the area’s existing resources and institutions to support youth along the education continuum and ensure at least 80 percent of Treasure Valley students go on to post high school education by 2016 and beyond.
Why here? Why now?
The Treasure Valley is a thriving metropolis, and has boomed with tech industries such as Micron, HP and Boise Cascade. The area is importing highly educated talent from around the globe as one of the top locations for business and family in the United States, yet it struggles to provide quality education for many children in its own backyard. Alarmingly, in 2012, only slightly more than half of the Treasure Valley high school graduates enrolled in some form of postsecondary education within a year of graduating from high school. This matters because, by 2020, at least 6 out of 10 jobs will require postsecondary training.
FAFSA FRENZY 2015!
If a student is interested in state or federal student aid for college, he/she must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and now is the time to file in order to get access to cash for college! To spark student interest, TVEP has organized "FAFSA Frenzy" event at six high schools in the Treasure Valley.
Borah, Meridian, Nampa, Kuna, Vallivue, and Mountain Home High Schools will compete to see who has the highest percentage of its students complete the FAFSA. The winning school will receive Senior Day celebration at Wahooz Family Fun Zone.
Each school will host a variety of events which are free and open to the public. Completion of the FAFSA is an important first step for students seeking education after high school, but completing the FAFSA can be confusing. These free events provide opportunities for families to receive information and one-on-one financial assistance so that they can complete this crucial form.
The goal is to increase the number of seniors completing applications at each school. By making it fun, easy and accessible, organizers are aiming for a 65 percent FAFSA completion rate.
What you need to know if you attend:
- The FAFSA is a required step in order to gain access to grants, loans. and work study
- Plan to spend 30 minutes to an hour at the FAFSA Frenzy event
- Financial aid advisors will be on-hand to help
To complete the Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA), you will need the following documents/information:
* Parents' and student's Social Security Numbers and EXACT names as listed on the SS Cards. (It is important that this information be entered correctly on the FAFSA!)
* Student's drivers license number, if student has a license
* Student's Alien Registration Number (if not a U.S. citizen)
* Parent's and student's most recent federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned
* Records of untaxed income, such as child support received, interest income, and veterans' non-education benefits for student and for parents
* Parent's and student's bank account statements; investment information. including stocks and bonds and real estate but not including the home in which you live; and business and farm assets
* List of colleges and/or universities the student is interested in attending
* A parent and the student will each need a Federal Student Aid PIN to sign the FAFSA electronically. (If you do not already have one, visit www.pin.ed.gov to obtain one.)