Valley education leaders launched the Central Valley Promise campaign on Nov. 2 in front of an audience of 600 students grades 6-11, elected officials and community leaders.

The Central Valley Promise is a community-wide effort to promote college as a viable option for youth in the region. To increase access to higher education, students participating in the Central Valley Promise will attend their first semester at a community college for free.

The promise will also offer students admission to one of the local community colleges or Fresno State if they meet the minimum requirements.

Through the Central Valley Promise app, students and parents...

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