$100 helps Generation Hope provide gasoline cards for 1 week of transportation to class for 4 Scholars.
Generation Hope reduces poverty one family at a time by providing direct sponsorships, one-on-one mentoring, and case management to teen parents who are pursuing college degrees in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. We are a one-of-a-kind, innovative program focused on college completion for a population that is dismissed regarding their potential and dreams for the future. Our mission is to empower ambitious, family-focused teen parents striving to complete their college education by pairing them with caring, committed, adult mentors and an emotional and financial support system, thereby driving a two-generation solution to poverty. This year, 87 low-income teen mothers and fathers living in Washington, D.C., Prince George’s County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Anne Arundel County, the City of Alexandria, Loudon County, and Fairfax County between the ages of 17 and 25 comprise our Scholar cohort. Our Scholars are attending 18 different colleges across the D.C. metro region, including Northern Virginia Community College, Trinity Washington University, and Montgomery College. In July 2017, we will welcome our seventh class of Scholars into the program, bringing our total to 100. We also provide college-readiness workshops to more than 300 expecting and parenting high school students throughout the region annually. We are incorporated in Washington, D.C. and serve the entire D.C. Metro Area.