P.O. Box 82007
Portland, OR 97282
Marathon Education Partners improves college access for low-income children by: lowering the financial burden/obstacles associated with higher education; and by increasing awareness of college at a young age.
Our program selects promising students (Scholars) in the 4th grade whose families lack the financial resources to afford college. Scholars are then matched with individuals or families (Partners) who agree to pledge $100/month for 10 years toward a college investment/savings fund. Partners also agree to contact their Scholar every month and provide encouragement and guidance over that 10-year period.