What a Difference a Year Makes...

"Access in Action" attendees On Saturday, April 28, 2012 we held our Spring Scholar/Sponsor In-service Training at the University of the District of Columbia Community College.  It was an awesome morning of learning for the group.  The topics included academic planning and crisis management.  You can check out the photos here.

One year age to the day Generation Hope held its kick-off event "Access in Action" in that very location.  This year though, we were followed around by NBC Nightly News cameras for our feature on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams.

I can't tell you how it felt to know that just 12 months before we were in that room talking about our plans for impacting the community by helping more teen parents earn their college degrees.  We hadn't even recruited our first Scholar yet and hadn't received our first grant.  We had no idea that in one year, we would not only be training our Scholars, but we'd also be featured on national television for our innovative program.

Scholars and their children eating breakfast before the training Yep, we get chills when we think about it. 

Thanks for believing in us and for all of your support.

- Nicole