Launched in 2010, Generation Hope is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to surround motivated teen parents and their children with the mentors, emotional support, and financial resources that they need to thrive in college and kindergarten, thereby driving a two-generation solution to poverty.
We are an innovative program focused on college completion and early childhood success for two populations that are often dismissed regarding their potential and dreams for the future. We believe that when teen parents become graduates, their children benefit, and our communities are strengthened.
Our core Scholar Program supports teen parents by matching them with a Sponsor who provides up to $2,400 per year in tuition assistance and one-on-one mentoring until the Scholar graduates. They are also provided with case management, trainings, throughout the year on topics such as life balance and academic planning, free tutoring, career preparation, and annual Hope Conference, which provides life and career skills from experts in the community. Thanks to the Scholar Program, teen parents are excelling academically.
In addition to our Scholar Program, we offer the Next Generation Academy, which helps the entire family move out of poverty by helping the children of our Scholars create early academic success that will influence their future career and educational achievements. This two-generation work creates legacies of education in young families.