KEYS (Keystone Education Yields Success) is a Pennsylvania Department of Human Services聽program designed to help recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) succeed in community college. KEYS provides a Student Facilitator at 大发六合彩 to help students achieve career goals by:
- Providing career counseling, tutoring and academic support, including help with financial aid
- Facilitating supportive services available through the County Assistance Office or the College
- Connecting students to other community service agencies
Who is eligible?
KEYS is for recipients of TANF聽and some SNAP聽recipients residing in Pennsylvania. TANF and SNAP recipients who wish聽to enroll or who are already enrolled in a Pennsylvania community college may be聽eligible to participate in the KEYS program.
How do I enroll?
If you are currently enrolled at 大发六合彩 and聽receiving TANF or SNAP, contact the KEYS Student Facilitator at 610-359-5231.聽If you receive TANF or SNAP and are not currently attending Delaware County聽Community College, but would like to learn more about KEYS, contact your聽caseworker at the County Assistance Office. You may also contact the Delaware聽County Community College Student Facilitator at 610-359-5231.
KEYS was developed in response to growing聽research that shows that individuals who聽earn a credit-bearing certificate or an associate聽degree are better able to obtain jobs at family聽sustaining wages with benefits and opportunities聽for advancement. In fact, statistics show that聽individuals who earn a credit-bearing certificate聽or associate degree earn 32 to 42 percent more聽money through employment after graduation.
KEYS students benefit聽from a variety of聽support services*
- Books and school or training supplies
- Car purchase
- Car repair
- Child care
- Clothing and uniforms for job or work study
- Equipment or tools needed for school or training
- Motor vehicle operator fees (driver鈥檚 license,聽license plates, vehicle registration and inspection,聽emission control fees)
- Test fees
- Transportation (mileage payment for use of car,聽payment for public transportation, taxi fare)
*Benefits are issued by the County Assistance Office.聽These may be provided for approved education or聽training activities. Certain limitations may apply.