[image-1]Cate Edwards (daughter of presidential candidate John Edwards) and Madeline Stowe (fictional wife of Kurt Russell in Forced Entry) will be stumping for the elder Edwards at noon Tuesday at the College of Charleston.
The two will be talking up Edwards’ plan to make college affordable.
The Greene County “College for Everyone” program helps pay for the first year of college for young people who agree to work at least 10 hours a week. Edwards first proposed the idea during his 2004 presidential campaign. After the election, John and Elizabeth Edwards decided to take action and make the program available for people who need it. They started a College for Everyone pilot program in 2005 in Greene County, North Carolina. Already, the program has helped dozens of Greene Central High School students go to college. The projected college-going rate for Greene Central seniors has increased from 54 percent before the program started to 74 percent. Edwards has proposed expanding the Greene County pilot program nationwide, to pay public college tuition for young people who agree to work at least 10 hours a week.
The event is listed at Rivers Green, directly behind Addlestone Library at Coming and Calhoun streets.