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Opportunity Details

Adult Education, Family Services
Families, Low-income communities

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

Become a Sponsor (mentor) with Generation Hope!



Generation Hope is a nonprofit organization that helps DC-area teen parents become college graduates through one-on-one mentoring, tuition assistance, and crisis intervention. Based on the belief that education is vital to success, Generation Hope creates a vital support system for young parents and their children as they pursue academic excellence. Generation Hope’s unique program model provides a direct giving experience for Sponsors as they work with us to nurture a new generation of ambitious and successful families.

Generation Hope Sponsors (mentors) play a vital role in support of our mission by working on-on-one with a teen parent in college Sponsors provide both emotional and financial support to help their Scholar complete college, pursue a successful career, and create a stable and productive environment for themselves and for their children.


  • Form a mentoring relationship with a teen parent from Washington, D.C., Maryland, or Virginia who is pursuing their college degree;
  • Receive mentor training to ensure that you and your Scholar get the most out of your relationship;
  • Gain access to Generation Hope’s network of colleges and universities, educators, local businesses, and individuals that are working together to decrease poverty and to make a college degree achievable for all people;
  • Enjoy fun activities, such as museum tours and concerts, with other Scholars and Sponsors to foster interaction with your Scholar throughout the year;
  • Experience opportunities to provide needed items to your Scholar; and
  • Celebrate Generation Hope’s successes at various activities throughout the year,such as the annual Gala.


  • $2,400 per year sponsors full or partial tuition for a Generation Hope Scholar attending a four-year college
  • $1,200 per year sponsors full or partial tuition for a Generation Hope Scholar attending a two-year college


  • Sponsor agrees to undergo a background check.
  • Sponsor agrees to attend a one‐time Mentor training in July 2020.
  • Sponsor commits to forming a caring, healthy mentoring relationship with a teen parent in college
  • Sponsor must demonstrate a sincere interest in positively impacting the life of a teen parent and assisting them in reaching their educational and career goals.

Interested in getting involved in our life-changing work? Complete our Sponsor application at http://supportgenerationhope.org/sponsor-application, or contact Director of Programming Caroline Griswold Short at caroline@supportgenerationhope.org or 202-642-5649 with any questions.


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Volunteers needed through 6/1/2020

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