They're motivated, they're academic achievers, and they're parents. Endicott College is deeply concerned about young men and women who become single parents before they have an opportunity to attend college and complete their education.
In an effort to make a difference in the lives of these young men and women, Endicott has developed Keys to Degrees: Educating Two Generations Together, a program that puts a baccalaureate degree within reach for your single parents who seek a better life for themselves and for their children. This comprehensive program brings educational opportunity to a largely under-served population.
Keys to Degrees was founded at Endicott College to address a national problem - lack of educational and vocational opportunities for young single parents - one family at a time. The increasing number of children living with single parents has greatly affected family structure and the economic security of children in the United States over the past twenty years.
This year, for the first time ever, Endicott has been awarded three entries into the 2013 Boston Marathon through the John Hancock Boston Marathon Non-Profit Program. With these three entries, Endicott College's ultimate goal is to raise $15,000 towards scholarships for the Keys to Degrees Program.
Goals of the Program
The primary goals of Keys to Degrees: Single Parent Program are to provide the essential tools for students to:
- Earn a baccalaureate degree from Endicott College;
- Successfully balance academic, work, and family obligations;
- Become economically self-sufficient in their chosen field of study;
- Be responsible and contributing members of the community; and
- Live and learn on campus with their children.
Through participation in the program, student-parents will:
- Be eligible to graduate in four years;
- Live on campus year-round and attend classes during the academic year/summer;
- Participate in structured mentoring partnerships;
- Pursue internship opportunities related to selected major;
- Acquire knowledge, skills, and information about opportunities for further education and employment;
- Actively attend academic, personal development, and relevant workshops.
For information on the Keys to Degrees Program, please complete the online Contact Form or call or email:
Assistant Director, Annual Fund
376 Hale Street
Beverly, MA 01915
With your support, we can make the power of education for these young men and women a reality - and transform lives along the way! Help support our Marathon Team as they raise $15,000 for Keys to Degree Scholarships!