The Educate Tomorrow family is overwhelmed with emotion at the tragic loss of Antonio Monty Shelton. He was the inspiration behind the formation of Educate Tomorrow more than 20 years ago. He made a profound impact as a Board Member and will continue to leave a lasting legacy as a mentor to our youth. Over the past 17 years of Educate Tomorrow’s existence, Monty’s selfless desire to help others never went unnoticed. As we shed our tears, we will begin to gather our words and start the process of paying tribute to a man who truly wanted everything for everyone. We will forever honor his legacy. May he Rest In Peace and Power.
The first major educational opportunity the founders, the Emmons sisters, discovered was a tuition exemption to Florida state colleges, universities and vocational schools for youth who experienced foster care – including those who were adopted – and youth experiencing homelessness. This year more than 6,300 students in the state are currently utilizing the tuition exemption to obtain a postsecondary degree or credential, an increase of more than 350% since 2008.
Our students have proudly graduated from more than 20 different colleges and universities.
During the 2019-2020 academic year Educate Tomorrow's AOK Scholars stayed in pursuit of their college degree despite the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Educate Tomorrow students are currently 70% female and 30% male. 79% of the students are age 15-24. 70% are Black or African American, 10% are Hispanic or Latino.
of Educate Tomorrow’s students of 20+ years have a high school diploma or equivalent.
We believe that talent is equally distributed, but opportunity is not. We desire to bring opportunity to students in order to seek truly transformational, generational change.
Building Capacity for Improved Post-Secondary Attainment Rates Among Students Utilizing Florida Tuition Exemptions.
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