Antonio "Monty" Shelton

Antonio Monty Shelton

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.

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SERVING STUDENTS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Since the beginning of the COVID19 pandemic, Educate Tomorrow has assisted more than 750 youth and their families with over $400,000 in direct financial supports for rental assistance, utilities, transportation, food, education, and health-related expenses.

We See You, We Hear You,
We Stand With You

Educate Tomorrow is firmly rooted in the truth that Black lives matter with the intention to elevate the voices of Black youth and to help them see clearly that their lives matter.

Our Purpose

Educate Tomorrow's purpose is to have a positive and enduring impact on the academic, personal and professional lives of those we serve, helping them to mature into strong, contributing members of our community.

The Impact

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.

 Graduates

Our students have proudly graduated from more than 20 different colleges and universities.

 91% persistence in college

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.

Over 90%

of Educate Tomorrow’s students of 20+ years have a high school diploma or equivalent.

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Creating Opportunities

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.

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College Success

Building Capacity for Improved Post-Secondary Attainment Rates Among Students Utilizing Florida Tuition Exemptions.

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