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Educational Empowerment Program Nomination Form

Do you know a Chicago area young mom who needs additional financial assistance for college?

Nominate her for the Educational Empowerment Program!

 

The Educational Empowerment Program is an innovative and unique program committed to empowering young mothers to graduate college. This program is a very valuable resource to young mothers who are serious about earning a college degree, making beneficial connections, and being able to meet their children’s financial and emotional needs. We are soliciting the help of caring adults to help us identify these young women by nominating them for the Educational Empowerment Program.

 

Benefits of Participation

The benefits of participation in the Educational Empowerment Program include:

  • Participants will be provided the opportunity to earn up to $500 during the academic year.
  • Participants will meet and interact with other young mothers that share similar interests and goals.
  • Participants will receive useful information about succeeding as a student and a parent.
  • Participants will have the opportunity to build relationships with professional, supportive, and caring adults.
  • Food will be provided at each workshop.
  • Transit cards to attend workshops will be available upon request, based on participant need.
  • Participation in any ceremonies, events, or trips that may be planned.
  • Certificate upon completion.

 

Applicant Eligibility

  1. Applicant must be an Illinois resident.
  2. Applicant must be a parenting mother age 24 or younger.
  3. Applicant must have graduated from an Illinois high school or have earned a GED prior to June 30, 2015.
  4. College students who meet the age requirement and all other eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply.
  5. Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  6. Applicants entering college Fall 2015 must have already begun applying for college acceptance at the time of application.
    • Applicant must be attending a college in Chicago or the surrounding suburbs.
    • Selected applicants must submit a copy of their Fall 2015 schedule to Advocates for Adolescent Mothers prior to 8/21/15.
  7. The applicant must commit to attending and participating in all workshops and receptions in 2015 and 2016.
  8. Selected applicants must secure safe and adequate child care provisions for their child(ren) during scheduled workshops (workshops last for approximately 8 hours and may be held on Saturdays).

The Educational Empowerment Program is committed to equal treatment and opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or marital status.

 

Nomination Process

 

  1. Advocates for Adolescent Mothers will contact you, the nominator, to confirm receipt of the nomination form.
  2. Advocates for Adolescent Mothers will make at least 3 attempts to contact the young mom (nominee) to inform her of the nomination, and provide her instructions for submitting her application.
  3. Advocates for Adolescent Mothers will inform you of the outcome of our attempts to reach the young mom (nominee).
  4. If the young mom (nominee) chooses to submit an application for the Educational Empowerment Program, Advocates for Adolescent Mothers will inform you of whether the nominee was selected to participate in the program.
  5. You may contact us by email at any time to find out the status of the nominee’s nomination/application.
  6. Educational Empowerment Program applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation with their application: Your nomination will be counted as one letter of recommendation; therefore, the nominee will only need to submit one other recommendation letter with her application, per the Educational Empowerment Program application instructions.

If you have questions about the Educational Empowerment Program, please email info@advocatesforadolescentmothers.com.

NOMINATIONS AND APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ON AN ONGOING/ROLLING BASIS.
IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT NOMINATORS SUBMIT THEIR NOMINATION BY JULY 24, 2015 TO ALLOW THE NOMINEE (YOUNG MOM) SUFFICIENT TIME TO COMPLETE AND SUBMIT HER APPLICATION BY  8/21/2015.

APPLICANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED OF DECISIONS FOR THE 2015-16 ACADEMIC YEAR BY 9/18/2015.

 

Nominations may be submitted by mail or email.

Advocates for Adolescent Mothers
Educational Empowerment Program
P.O. Box 43234
Chicago, IL 60643

admin@advocatesforadolescentmothers.com

 

Nomination Form