Join the Greater Washington DC Metro Area William & Mary Alumni Chapter for an evening to learn about Nicole Lynn Lewis '03 and her nonprofit organization Generation Hope. Hear about Nicole's own college success story, and learn how she is helping teen mothers and fathers in their pursuit of higher education. You do not need to be a College of William & Mary Alumni to attend!
All proceeds from the event will go to Generation Hope. There will be light refreshments and snacks.
Founded in 2010, Generation Hope selects teen mothers and teen fathers who have displayed academic achievement and a desire to go to college to become Scholars in the Generation Hope Scholar Program. Teen parents are often dismissed by school officials and others when it comes to their potential to pursue higher education. Generation Hope presents college-readiness workshops in the community throughout the year to identify and recruit promising students to our program. Once accepted, Generation Hope provides each Scholar with two supports that we believe increase the likelihood that they will obtain their college degree; up to $2,400 per year in tuition assistance and one-on-one mentoring. Additionally, Scholars receive an increased network of support from the extended family that the program provides to them and to their young children. This support stays with Scholars until they earn their two or four-year degree. There are currently 22 Scholars in the program attending two and four-year colleges across the D.C. area while raising their children. To date, Generation Hope has provided more than $40,000 in tuition support to teen parents attending college.
We hope to see you there!