12 Young Parents Receive Grant Money to Tackle Challenges for Parenting Students on College Campuses
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Nonprofit Generation Hope announced today the winners of its “Our Campus, Our Voice” Challenge, an initiative to create more family-friendly college campuses for student parents. The 12 Challenge winners will each receive $500 or more in mini grants to fund a project of their choosing, which must be completed by June 2022.
Generation Hope engages education and policy partners to drive systemic change and provides direct support to parenting students (Scholars) in college and their children. The organization provides their Scholars with mentoring, financial assistance, free mental health support, a peer community, career counseling and early childhood education for their children to ensure they graduate.
The “Our Campus, Our Voice” Challenge puts resources and decision making in the hands of student parents to amplify their advocacy and strengthen their leadership skills. Examples of projects include a campus initiative to increase students’ knowledge about
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