How it Works
Generation Hope Sponsors are caring individuals, organizations, and businesses that invest in the college pursuits of teen parents across the Washington, D.C. Metro Area. They are doctors, stay-at-home moms, business owners, and professionals from varying backgrounds and walks of life. They share a common characteristic though -- a passion for making a difference through education.
Sponsors provide either $1,200/year for a community college student or $2,400/year for a four-year college student in college tuition support as well as one-on-one mentoring until the Scholar graduates. It is a direct-giving, hands on experience.
New Sponsors are recruited each year and begin in the program in July. In order to be matched with a Scholar by July, Sponsor Applications must be submitted by June 1st. Sponsoring a Generation Hope Scholar is a multi-year commitment -- you are financially and emotionally investing in a Scholar until they earn a two or four-year degree.
Sponsors live in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area. However, individuals, organizations, and businesses located anywhere can provide financial-only sponsorships to make college a reality for teen parents in our program. If you're interested in a financial-only sponsorship, please contact Program Manager Caroline Griswold Short at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-642-5649.