Applications Sought from Low Incomeb Parents Wanting to Attend College

Family Futures Downeast, a two-generation educational program for parents and children, is now accepting applications for Cohort 3, which will begin in July. Parents are enrolled in a 15-credit evening course of study at either University of Maine at Machias or Washington County Community College while their children are enrolled in an evening education program at the Centers on campus. 

Parents will also receive additional supports for college, including participation in a College Transitions program, and work with a coach to remove barriers. There are no out-of-pocket costs for families. 

Parents must be Washington County residents with at least one child 0-8 years old, and must meet income guidelines.  Applications and eligibility must be submitted by June 1.

For more information, contact Marsha Sloan at 255-0983 or