Preparing Adolescents for Collegiate Success


Preparing Adolescents for Collegiate Success (PACS) is a volunteer-based program aiming to help our youth realize their college dreams and become successful, community-minded adults.

Shelby County has many students eligible to receive the necessary funding to achieve an in-state college education through the 21st Century Scholars program. Income-eligible 7th and 8th graders who enroll in the program and fulfill a pledge of good citizenship are guaranteed to receive up to four years of undergraduate tuition at any participating public college or university in Indiana.*

Encourage 21st Century Scholar students to keep their eye on the ball throughout their middle and high school careers by becoming a PACS volunteer! PACS volunteers encourage students to meet the program requirements needed to graduate while honoring the Scholars Pledge. As a volunteer, you influence young people at a very pivotal time in life. You provide motivation, accountability, and support. You are a mentor! A cheerleader! And it takes only a minimum of 1 hour per week to get involved!

Make a difference. You can affect the direction of a young person's life by getting involved. Become a PACS volunteer! Learn more by contacting the PACS Coordinator, Dee Vincent, at 317-398-0955.