Wednesday, November 02, 2011

By Small and Simple Things...

Well, dear reader, it's that time of year when we start thinking about what we're grateful for and we begin the season of giving! What better time than to help out some people who really need a boost to give them financial safety and security for their family?

Behold! I give you LDS Business College Single Parent Scholarships!

[Side note: I think we all personally know a single parent --women, usually --who are thrown into a situation where they must become not only the lone parent, but also the lone breadwinner. How many of us see these women trying and struggling to make it through school, while taking care of their houses, bills, children, etc.? Trust me when I say that this is a chance to help out those women (and men, if needed) gain the education needed to be those breadwinners --without the stress of having to pay for school.]

What is it?

During the month of November, bloggers are uniting to help single parents. We can help bring hope with our goal to raise money for as many single parents’ scholarships as we can. At LDS Business College, each semester costs $1,800 or $3,600 a year, or $7,200 for a full two year degree. There are 45 single parents currently in need. We can make a difference! Please choose to give and spread the word!

Why single parents?

• 28 percent of children now live with just one parent.
• 40% of children under 18 experience a parental breakup.
• 90% of single parent families are headed by females.
• Single moms with children have the highest poverty rates.
• 60% of children living in mother-only families are impoverished.
• Single moms are more likely to be poor because of lower earning capacity.
• Single moms median income is only about 25% what a married couple make.

Why LDS Business College?

LDS Business College has developed an approach to help single parents, especially women, improve their earning potential. Single parents at LDSBC use scholarship funds to pay tuition, books and other fees. Students enroll in one of six career-oriented programs: accounting, business, computers, medical careers, interior design, or office technology.
In recent years, LDSBC has placed 90% of its graduates. In addition, each student is assigned a faculty mentor.

Dear reader, please take the time to watch Megan's story below and donate whatever you can to help out other single parents like her! Just a small donation will go a long way. And please, if you can, spread the word via Facebook and your blog. Every effort helps!



Jocelyn Christensen said...

Great! I love the pictures of you and hubby on the sweet!

michelle said...