Verizon Foundation Awards $10,000 to the Keys to Degrees Program for Single Parents at Endicott College

The Verizon Foundation recently awarded a renewal grant of $10,000 to Keys to Degrees, the program for single parents at Endicott College, to be used for the expanded mentoring program and the residential summer program for young single parents from the North Shore area.

Keys to Degrees: Educating Two Generations Together is a program at Endicott designed for academically qualified students ages 18-24 at the time they enter the program, who are the parents of a young child.  Endicott College, a comprehensive institution with a focus on the liberal and professional arts located in Beverly, Massachusetts, is deeply concerned about young men and women who become single parents before they have an opportunity to attend college and complete their education. In an effort to make a difference in the lives of these young men and women, Endicott developed Keys to Degrees: a program that puts a baccalaureate degree within reach for young single parents who seek a better life for themselves and for their children. This comprehensive program brings educational opportunity to a largely under-served population.