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Pay It Forward

Our Programs / Access88


Pay It Forward's Access88 is a service outreach program focused on access to higher education in Ohio’s 88 counties. Students and families living in Ohio, including those of low socioeconomic status and potential first generation college students, may not be aware of the support and resources available to them to obtain education beyond a high school diploma. Access88 engages young students in Ohio and encourages them to begin planning for their futures by communicating the importance of higher education and preparing for college. Through partnerships with Ohio State’s Economic Access Initiative and Office of Extension, Access88 travels to schools in Ohio, gives campus tours, and hosts after school programming at branches of the Columbus Metropolitan Library.

Through this program, students of The Ohio State University have the opportunity to learn about the issue of higher education and engage with the issue by sharing their own college experiences with young students in Ohio, providing them with tools to prepare for the future.