January 16, 2013
Service Learning Project
I did my service learning project on Family Scholar House. Family Scholar House, Inc. is changing lives, families and communities through education. They help single-parents who are in school or looking to get in school. Their mission is to end the cycle of poverty by giving single-parent students the support they need to earn a four-year college degree. You can go to any school here and pursue any course of study as long as you obtain a baccalaureate degree. Family Scholar House helps their participants with financial assistance to pay for classes and books. People give individual donations, you can get financial aid, pell grants, scholarships, and sometimes student loans. You have to attend a school as a full time student and they offer you an academic advisor you meet with regularly to review educational progress. You must be single, have a child, children, or be pregnant, meet low-income housing requirements, have a high school diploma or GED, and have a desire to pursue a college degree. It’s not where you can apply to the program and everything is handed to you, it is a process.
There is the pre-residential services and the residential services, once you go to the orientation they tell you all about it and what all you have to have such as your ID, baby’s birth certificate, proof of income (if any), school schedule and they do a background check that you have to go pick up and bring to them. After all of this is in you are considered a pre-resident. Family Scholar House goes by a point system. They want to make sure you are dedicated in pursuing your goals. They have required monthly workshops and group activities during each month, such as pre-residents day, which is every third Friday of the month, financial shops, time management shops and ones that involves your children’s. Participation in these services and weekly contact insures you a placement in the residents program and moving up the...