THEI is a Tennessee-based nonprofit organization that brings degree-bearing college programs inside Tennessee prisons. Our students are taking classes on-site at the prisons facilities, working towards Associate's Degrees in Business Administration or Political Science. THEI students are facing tremendous barriers to success in their communities, but we know that the persistence skills and education that they are gaining in college can make a significant positive impact in their lives, and in the lives of their families and community members.
In the last academic year, our THEI students have given a collective $6,250 back to our program. Today we're asking our community to match it.
In addition to attending school, the average THEI student works 30-40 hours per week at a full-time job on site at the prison, and earns between $0.17 and $3.00 per hour. Most of our students earn less than $300 each year, which makes the $25 student contribution per semester--a number that our student council suggested--that much more meaningful. College is a priority for our students, and they are so appreciative that their education is a priority for so many of you as well.
Can you give $75 today to match the annual giving of one THEI student?
Or can you help us reach our goal of raising $6,250 before the start of the next semester?
Thank you for your continued support of our THEI students.