Education Empowerment Program

“Only 40% of teen mothers finish high school. Fewer than 2% finish college by age 30.”

 

Education is a powerful tool against poverty. While this is true, fewer than 2% of teen mothers earn a college degree by the age of 30. The Robin Terry Foundation, Inc. understands that there a multitude of reasons associated with the ability of a young mother to obtain or not obtain a degree. 

The Education Empowerment Program is designed to equip young mothers to break the cycle of poverty by first completing high school or obtaining their GED, educating them about child development, offering life skills training, addressing barriers that prevent them from completing college, and by increasing the number of young mothers who graduate from college.

“Young women who give birth while attending a community college are 65% less likely to complete their degree than women who do not have children during that time”

Young mothers who complete our program will have bonded with their child(ren), delayed subsequent pregnancies, and will have graduated from high school and earned a college degree.

The benefits of participating in the Education Empowerment Program are:

  • You will have the opportunity to earn up to $750 per academic college year

  • You will build positive and supportive professional relationships with caring mentors

  • You will receive vital information about succeeding as a parent and student in college

  • You will meet and interact with other young mothers who have similar goals

  • You will participate in workshops to build social, financial, and life skills

Email us at robinterryfoundation@gmail.com for additional information.

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