On Wednesday, September 12th, Generation Hope hosted "Night at the Museum" at the Alexandria Black History Museum in Old Town Alexandria, Va. It was a night of learning about the city's rich history and about the impact that Generation Hope is making on the Washington, D.C. Metro area.
Two Northern Virginia Scholars, Emerita Ayala who attending Northern Virginia Community College and Alyssa Bullock who attends Howard University, spoke about what it's like to be a parenting student and how Generation Hope is helping.
"After high school, it was like my support system was gone," said Emerita, who is raising a son and wants to go into law enforcement. "Then Generation Hope came along, and they really believe in you."
Alyssa, who is raising a son as well and plans to be a computer engineer, shared Emerita's feelings about the organization. "Everyone at Generation Hope is so positive."
Audrey Davis, the Executive Director of the Museum, also talked about her belief in Generation Hope's mission which is why she wanted to donate the space for the event.
"Night at the Museum" raised more than $1,000 for the Scholar Program and allowed current and potential donors to hear directly from Generation Hope Scholars about how this program is impacting lives and families.
"My son will go to college. He doesn't have a choice," Emerita said.