President Rod introduced Peg Molter, Coordinator – Lenawee College Access Network (LCAN). The Lenawee College Access Network (LCAN) is a collaborative of nonprofits, educational institutions, businesses, governmental officials, community leaders, youth organizations, and foundations working toward increasing the postsecondary educational attainment rates in Lenawee County.  This coordinating body of organizations and individuals, including youths and parents, works to ensure an aggressive and aligned strategy is in place to achieve its goals. 
Peg told audience members that Lenawee County is 8% below the state average, and 13% below the national average in post-secondary degrees and credential attainment. She said that the current global economy demands a highly skilled workforce with education beyond high school and that the county must insure all students pursue and complete college degrees and/or secondary credentials.
She said that the LCAN network will:
  • Build a college-going culture within Lenawee County
  • Lower barriers that prevent students from pursuing college and post-secondary education, while preparing them to succeed.
Peg said that Lenawee County students will be socially, academically, and financially prepared when they pursue it. By 2025 she said, 60% of a Lenawee County residents will have a post-secondary degree and /or beneficial credential. Peg said that the organization is always looking for volunteer mentors. For more details please contact Peg at 517-920-1849.