Our Programs for Outreach
Teen Parents In High Schools
There are many organizations in RVA doing an excellent job working with high school teen moms so, it is not our desire to duplicate their efforts. However, we know that it truly does take a village. Therefore, in our efforts to play a small role in their lives, each year we will offer the Stories of Hope Scholarship.
The Stories of Hope Scholarship is a $500 award given to a teen parent - male or female - who has been accepted into an educational program in RVA. This educational pathway can be to a community college, a 4-year college/university or a workforce program. We want to help is some small way!
The application process opens each year during the month of March.
For more information and to be notified with the process begins, make sure you sign up for our newsletters/notifications!
Single Parent Curriculum for Communities
Build Your Own Brand or B.Y.O.B. supports our mission to provide experiences for single parents (men & women) to become life-long learners and contributing members in a global society. Our 10-week program will address those issues that are the root of the disparities facing single parents in low-income communities.
Through this program, single parents discover and demonstrate their abilities to survive and thrive in their communities. Our approach is simple – change the mind and the body will follow.
We collaborate with community members to help address various challenges that single parents face, i.e., personal health, housekeeping, interior design, life skills, money management and empowerment.
Program Outcome: A stronger housing community servicing residents and the issues that are relevant to them.
Single Parent College Community
The Single Parent College Community program is offered to colleges/universities in RVA. Single parent college students face daunting challenges unlike the typical college students sitting across the aisle in class.
Virginia's Community Colleges enrolls many "nontraditional" students and a majority of these students have children. Some may even have grandchildren that they are raising. Most students face difficult barriers to graduation but, this population often faces more barriers while trying to balance other important responsibilities.
We will facilitate month meetings at your location to provide meaningful discussions, speakers addressing professional development subjects, identification of resources and much more! Meetings build a community whereby students no longer feel they are alone on their educational journey.
Program Outcome: To improve attainment and completion rates for single parents seeking a degree or high-quality credentials.