includes grants, tutoring, and community support, to help our EARN Scholar Grant recipients maintain an average GPA of over 3.50
Educate America Right Now (EARN) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit encouraging academic excellence in adults returning to school for their first college degree. We provide outstanding, performance-based, financial and motivational support to students in Westchester, NY.
David M. Keith, Founder of EARN
A note from David
Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce estimated before the pandemic that by 2020 64% of jobs in the United States would require a college education. Then things got worse. According to the Washington Post (April 22, 2021) in October of 2020 a yawning gap in employment figures began between those with and without a college education. They noted that by March, out of 916,000 jobs added to the economy, only 7,000 went to workers without a college education.
However, the Education Data Initiative highlighted in September of 2021 that unemployment among Associate degree holders was only 2%! In addition, they found that educational success directly correlated with success in marriage and homeownership. Education is the key.
Wouldn’t it be fantastic if there was a way for us to help our adult students not only to become educated and employed, but to bring dignity to their own lives and to the lives of their families, while achieving top grades in the process?
This may sound too good to be real but EARN has found a proven way to do just that.
We all know that handouts seldom work. Instead of a handout, EARN provides an academic hand up using a merit-based grant model combined with tutoring help and enthusiastic academic and community support. Best of all, IT WORKS! Our students, who we call EARN Grant Scholars, get their financial assistance by maintaining awesome grade point averages. They often graduate with multiple honors, and they leave school ready to join the workforce with skills and enthusiasm!
By partnering with EARN through your donation, you can help provide the resources that these adult students need. Please join us and become a part of a real and powerful solution.
Want to become an EARN Scholar? Apply here.
Want to support students? Donate financially here.
Want to offer tutoring? Donate your time here.
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