How MENTORING Works
Generation Hope mentors are caring individuals, families, organizations, and businesses that invest in the educational success of teen parents and their children across the Washington, D.C. Metro Area.
Sponsors are individuals who work with teen parents in college one-on-one. Resource Families are groups of individuals, often families, who come together to support a Scholar and their child. Resource Families are a part of Next Generation Academy. Learn more about Resource Families here.
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 Director of Programming Caroline Griswold Short at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-642-5649.