Call: 269-409-1254
P.O. Box 63, Cassopolis, MI 49031

Cass Kickstart to Careers Program, Cassopolis Public School District

Testimonials for the Cass Kickstart Program


Education Professionals’ Testimonials

“Laura and I are happy to support this program because it promotes early thinking about careers and educational attainment.

With 70% of jobs requiring some kind of post-secondary credential by 2030, this program is timely and will no doubt change the lives of many for the better.”

Dr. Joe Odenwald, President
Southwestern Michigan College

“The Cass Kickstart program is an incredible opportunity for our students at Sam Adams Elementary! Our students enjoy earning pennies to add to their piggy banks! Kickstart also provides incentives for students who earn the monthly Golden Ticket or the Kindness Award for their classroom each month! Students can save money for their future while being rewarded for their good behavior today. We are so thankful for the Kickstart board as well as all of the donors! Thank you for investing in our future!”

Tammi Preston, Principal
Sam Adams Elementary

“I can’t say enough concerning the partnership we have with Cass Kickstart!  Teaching children the value of saving over time helps them understand the benefit of post-secondary education.  Our partnership illustrates the level of commitment made to enriching our children and community!

I appreciate the guidance and everything you are doing to keep this program in our building!”

Deb Stermer, Former Principal
Cassopolis Public Schools
Sam Adams Elementary

Parent Testimonials

What a great program! It’s amazing that a rural town like ours has Cass Kickstart to help our children save for college and learn financial literacy! It is nice to see that Kalamazoo isn’t the only community with a program to support education after high school for our youth.

Thank you for all that you do and I’d love to help in any way I can!

Heather Boynton, Parent