Residents of Baldwin, Michigan, pooled together their money to provide scholarships for everyone, and it changed the town profoundly.
nearly everybody who graduated from the high school here in June is off to a four-year college, a community college, or a technical school.
The story of Baldwin begins to answer the question: What does it look like if everyone in a community goes to college?
I think the kids are more aware of their opportunities now. Before, they didn’t know what to expect after high school. Now they know.
— Sue Moore, a second-grade teacher at Baldwin’s elementary schools for 43 years before retiring in June