The Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) today launched #CollegeNotPrison, a social media and public awareness campaign to educate policymakers, campus leaders, and the public about the financial aid barriers justice-involved youth face when pursuing higher education.
The #CollegeNotPrison social media campaign showcases a short, two-minute video featuring Alton Pitre, a senior at Morehouse College majoring in sociology and U.S. Senator Cory Booker (NJ), a staunch advocate for justice reform and college affordability.
Join us in our campaign today by sharing Alton's story and the need for policy reform with your social media networks. You can find the video of Alton's story here and click "share" to post on your timeline and send to friends.
You can also participate on Twitter, by tweeting about financial aid barriers faced by justice-involved youth using #CollegeNotPrison and tagging @IHEPTweets.
#CollegeNotPrison is made possible through generous support from the Federal Financial Aid Advocacy Fund administered by HCM Strategists. To learn more, visit the campaign's website.