In 2020 approximately 648,638 Floridians had less than a 9th grade education. Dropout rates for first-year college students is 30% in America. While several determinants influence the reasons behind these statistics, HELP FROM HATTIE INC. addressed two main factors- education itself and financial hardship. Addressing these two factors allow a student the space to focus solely on education.
Each year our non-profit organization provides 5 students with scholarships toward tuition and additional educational materials grants. The only requirements we have is that a student is enrolled full-time, provides a letter of desire for their chosen degree, and pledges to continue in their studies. Our awardees of the last scholarships were attending community college and happily remain in their courses this year.
Last year 56% of students in attending college said they may not return because college costs were too high. These additional funds made the difference in the lives of 5 families and we hope to extend this service to many more with the help of our Donors.
The educational support services assist with tutoring, assignment and reseach help, resume building, interviewing skills, at the students finger tips. HELP FROM HATTIE INC. also provides vocational skill assistance to help individuals feel empowered and prepared to rejoin the work force after the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.