Why family involvement matters?
Low- and moderate-income students need and deserve high quality educational opportunities. Unfortunately, their parents often lack the resources, knowledge and experience to be active, informed consumers when it comes to the higher education process. Inversant’s mission is to ensure that every family has the resources and understanding they need to achieve their goals for higher education.
Research shows that children with $500 or less saved for college are three times more likely to enroll in college, and four times more likely to graduate, as compared to children without college savings. Inversant’s unique and in-depth family engagement model drives financial and emotional investment in higher education. Our groundbreaking curriculum, incentivized savings, and connection to community agencies require families to put skin in the game, ultimately propelling more underserved youth towards a firmer place in the American social and economic mainstream.
Our recipe for success
Through our effective combination of savings incentives, financial savvy, and ongoing support, families become “conversant” (knowledgeable) and fully engaged in what it takes to apply to, pay for, and succeed in higher education. Ultimately this shared investment and expanded understanding moves not just the child, not just the family, but the whole community, forward.
Inversant is a key player in the national children’s savings account movement that emphasizes the importance of early and regular saving for higher education. Our Inversant Savings Accounts and incentives give families a place to invest, and meaningful incentives to keep setting aside money for higher education.
Our groundbreaking multi-year curriculum of monthly Inversant Learning Circles gives parents the skills, knowledge, and confidence to support their children’s quest for higher education. Our facilitators coach parents on a full range of college access topics, including standardized testing, higher education options and costs, and the college application process. Inversant families increase their financial literacy so they understand how to minimize the amount they pay for college.
Inversant’s unique model provides the right level of support to each family, meeting them where they are in terms of location, language, experience level, and lifestyle. We create supportive communities of parents and encourage them to learn not only from us, but from each other. We also engage with families in person, through an online portal, video library, e-newsletters and social media platforms.