Single Moms Will be Empowered
Education-Who Needs It?
There is a rumor going around these days that everyone should aim for a college degree. High schools are ranked based on how many of their graduates go on to college. We even hear our politicians talking about how many of our young people are able to attend college. Education can be to gain a diploma or to earn an employable skill. I hold numerous postgraduate hours, as well as, a master’s degree. In spite of seeing me study to earn these credits my children either didn’t attend college at all or didn’t graduate. And guess what? They are all doing very well.
Single parents want the best for their children and sometimes that includes a college degree and sometimes it does not. In our world a strong work ethic and desire to learn can be as valuable as a diploma. We live in an industrial area where some of the largest petrochemical plants in the United States, if not the world, are located. They hire workers for significant salaries and they needn’t hold college degrees. Our world needs workers not just degreed people.
Single mothers, on the other hand, need a marketable skill. Though the gender gap appears to be closing, women still don’t earn as much as men for the same job in our country. http://www.payscale.com/gender-lifetime-earnings-gap Single moms are head of a household and a marketable skill makes life much more pleasant.
The Community Coalition has an Educational Support Program that is modeled after other successful programs that offer opportunities for single moms to earn an education that will lead to employment.
I am available to speak to your group about this remarkable program.
I hold a degree from Lamar University in Speech and a Master’s from the University of Texas. I was an educator in regular and special education for twenty years, finishing my professional career as a Braille teacher. I am a Certified Professional Coach with Fowler International Academy. I married Sam after raising three children as a single mother. In 2007 I founded SMORE for Women. SMORE is a nonprofit association whose goal is Single Moms, Overjoyed, Rejuvenated, & Empowered. My stories have been published in several Christian books and magazines. My book, Living Learning Loving, published in July 2015, is available for purchase on CreateSpace, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble online.