What We Do
Our mission: To mentor and prepare mothers of school-age children to achieve a college education and inspire them to be role models of academic, personal, and professional success for their children. Our vision: To create a brighter future for moms and their children. ANSWER impacts economic mobility by providing scholarships, mentoring and professional development opportunities to adult women age 25 and older who are raising school-age children (grades Pre-Kindergarten – 12) and are seeking to earn a two-year nursing degree, a CPCC Health Sciences or IT degree or a four-year undergraduate degree in the field of their choice in the Mecklenburg and 11 surrounding counties of North & South Carolina.
- Since 2006, ANSWER has awarded 173 scholarships to 101 women totaling over $530k.
- ANSWER provides a mentor to each scholar to help ensure success.
- ANSWER has an 85% graduation rate since 2006 compared to 46% for other non-traditional students.
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