Greder and Woods receive $140,000 installment toward $648,750 grant over five years to promote college access and affordability

October 1, 2018

HDFS associate professor Kimberly Greder and HSEO program specialist Barbara Woods received a grant for a project called Juntos: Together for a Better Education and Success for At-Risk Youth in Iowa Communities. The project provides family-based learning to help youth successfully transition to and complete high school and explore opportunities to participate in higher education. Juntos brings Latino families who have youth in middle school together to participate in a series of five two-hour workshops focused on working together as a family to set educational goals, communicate within the family and with school staff, understand expectations and requirements for high school graduation and entrance to college, and learn about strategies for financing higher education. Following the workshop series, families meet monthly to gain more information and to support each other, youth receive information and mentoring via success coaching, families visit colleges, and are linked to additional learning opportunities via 4-H and human sciences extension and outreach. The grant is from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, and this is the fifth year of the project.

Contact Details:

Name: Kimberly Greder
Phone: 294-5906
Department: in human development and family studies