Reverend Warnock went to Morehouse College on what he calls a “full faith” scholarship – not knowing how he would pay for school, but believing that grit and determination could help him follow his dreams. With the help of a Pell Grant and low-interest student loans, he became the first person to graduate from college in his immediate family, and he knows from experience that education can be a ladder of upward mobility. But Reverend Warnock also understands that grit and determination alone aren’t enough, and that today, things are harder than ever for kids like him trying to climb upward.
Reverend Warnock believes that your access to a good K-12 education shouldn’t depend on your zip code and that the cost of higher education should never be an obstacle to opportunity. He supports robust Pre-K and nutritional programs that will ensure every child gets a fair start, investing in teachers and schools so that they have the resources they need, and student loan forgiveness programs that will make four-year degrees a possibility for anyone who wants to attend college. Reverend Warnock also understands that college isn’t for everyone, and is a strong believer in offering more opportunities like vocational training, trade schools, and apprenticeship programs that will get young people ready for a changing economy.
In the Senate, Reverend Warnock has fought for Georgians by
- Introducing the Clean Commute for Kids Act to help transition much of the nation’s school bus fleet to zero-emission vehicles, which would help protect Georgia children’s health
- Prioritizing ways to address student loans, and their disproportionately negative effect on Black and Brown college graduates
- Securing nearly $260 million in funding for HBCUs in the American Rescue Plan
- Fighting for funding for HBCUs through the IGNITE HBCU Excellence Act
- Delivering an additional $95 million to support education for Georgia children with disabilities