Family Scholars - a Louisville, Kentucky nonprofit - they are doing great things!
I ran across this article yesterday. It is about the Family Scholar Program, which includes a place for families to stay while mothers go back to school.
Here is that article:
Family Scholar program helps single mothers reach special day (and a few fathers too). Via the Courier-Journal.
What a great idea. Wouldn't it be terrific if more schools did this? I enjoyed this article about how this organization is helping so many families.
Here is a quote from the article:
"Family Scholar House, which provides subsidized apartments, day care, academic help, counseling, social services and career counseling, has expanded rapidly in recent years — growing from four families in 2005 to 171 now on three Louisville campuses. More than 80 parents have earned degrees since its inception, and double that number are working toward diplomas."
The group has received a wonderful donation that will allow them to expand their program even more.
I love good news like this, and hope it inspires other similar donations and programs too.
The Family Scholars Article Link
Former Nontraditional Student (in Education at WKU)
and Current Nontraditional Student (Taking pottery classes at The Pots Place).