Dear Community Investor,
We are proud of the commitment our partners and many in the community are making to students in Davie County through IGNITE DAVIE! Together we will raise the educational attainment in our county and ultimately make the community better for all.
IGNITE DAVE is a College Promise Program that invests in students of Davie County! IGNITE DAVIE is a place-based last dollar scholarship; which means students must live in and attend school in Davie County. Beginning with the Class of 2020, IGNITE DAVIE is paying tuition and fees with a stipend of up to $250 per semester for books for students to attend either campus of Davidson County Community College full-time. Students may pursue a Certificate, Diploma, or Associate/Transfer Program.
This year, we are excited to invest in seventy-one students in the first class of IGNITE DAVIE! Students in the inaugural class of IGNITE DAVIE are studying majors such as nursing, criminal justice, business management, welding, and many are seeking their Associate’s Degrees with the intent of going on to a 4-year college or university. We have already “sparked” their potential!
As the community commits to students, these students are also committing to their community. In addition to maintaining a minimum 2.0 college GPA and successfully completing at least two-thirds of their full-time credit hours each semester, IGNITE DAVIE students are each giving back by volunteering five hours per semester in Davie County and participating in Career Connections.
Career Connections is a key component of IGNITE DAVIE. Students are matched with local businesses aligned with their course of study giving them the ability to experience onsite learning and develop working relationships with our employers. These experiences will provide students with a direct career path upon completion of college, and our employers will have a steady stream of trained workers who are already familiar with their business – a true “win-win” for both!
As we move forward with our collaborative investment in students through IGNITE DAVIE, we invite and encourage YOU to join us with a Commitment to Our Kids! Every dollar committed is an investment in a Davie County young person, but it is also a commitment to our community as we strengthen our workforce, improve high school graduation rates, attract young families to Davie County, create a competitive advantage for business and industry with a well-trained workforce, and increase the tax base leading to a better quality of life for everyone!
It will take community-wide support to secure the dollars needed to endow the program for future generations of Davie students. Join with us by adding your gift today!
Commit to our kids, and be the “match” that lights the Spark in our future!
Our sincere thanks for your commitment to Davie County,
IGNITE DAVIE Partners
County of Davie
Davidson County Community College
Davidson County Community College Foundation, Inc.
Davie Community Foundation, Inc.
Davie County Chamber of Commerce
Davie County Schools
Davie County Economic Development Commission
Phillip and Darlene Fuller
United Way of Davie County