Why Generation Hope is Needed

Why Generation Hope is Needed

Generation Hope Scholar Alumna Jennifer Ramirez graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in May 2012 with a degree in criminal justice.  Jennifer now works for the Department of Homeland Security.

Generation Hope Scholar Alumna Jennifer Ramirez graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in May 2012 with a degree in criminal justice.  Jennifer now works for the Department of Homeland Security.

 Less than two percent of teen mothers who have a baby before age 18 earn a college degree before age 30.  -- The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

Getting to the Root Cause

As our communities continue to grapple with pressing issues such as poverty, homelessness, and hunger, Generation Hope believes that empowering our most vulnerable citizens to earn college degrees is an effective and innovative approach to addressing a root cause of these issues. Educational access and attainment are determining factors in the success of a young family -- and the success of our entire community.

 

Generation Hope is giving teen parents the support that they need to become college graduates and professionals who will greatly impact the world that we live in.  Also, by completing college they are creating a legacy of educational achievement in their families.  Their children will know that college is an option.

Our Scholars are pursuing degrees ranging from cyber security to nursing at leading institutions across the Washington, D.C. Metro Area.  Upon graduation, Generation Hope Scholars are entering the workforce and pursuing graduate degrees.  

Our Scholars are growing the 2%.