What We Do
Our vision: To create a brighter future for moms and their children.
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.
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 197 scholarships to 114 women totaling over $630k.
- ANSWER Scholarship's Mentors For Mom program provides personal and professional development workshops and 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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