Improving access to higher education is an equity project of considerable importance, and one of increasing urgency. As of June 10, 2021, the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center is reporting an undergraduate enrollment decline of 4.9%, with community colleges reporting a 13.2.% decrease—a trend which holds across geographical location. Given community colleges’ focus on low-income and nontraditional students, this trend in particular has concerning implications for equity in higher education.
That’s why, this coming Tuesday, November 30, we are proud to be participating in Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday’s messages of connection and community is what Jobs for Youth is all about. The movement is a powerful reminder that while many things have been canceled this year, generosity and hope have not.
We hope you will join us in inspiring a future of equity & inclusion in higher education!
What is Giving Tuesday?
Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past nine years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. Giving Tuesday strives to build a world in which the catalytic power of generosity is at the heart of the society we build together, unlocking dignity, opportunity, and equity around the globe.
Where will the money go?
Every single dollar will fund a scholarship for a hardworking, talented youth in need. Jobs for Youth is fully sustained by the County of San Mateo, which means 100% of your donation goes directly to a Scholar. Our goal is to raise $2,000—enough to fund one full scholarship.
How do we participate? Here’s how you can get ready to give:
- Mark your calendar. Add the Giving Tuesday to your calendar! Giving will last all day on November 30.
- Give. November 30, go to https://jobsforyouth.org/support/ and donate. 100% of your contribution is fully tax deductible!
- Spread the word. Encourage your friends and family to join you in creating real impact on November 30 by sharing what our mission means to you and why you support our youth.
Let’s rally together to change the life of a youth in need! Learn more at https://jobsforyouth.org/. Your impact makes all the difference in the world to our youth and we are grateful to you! – Jobs for Youth