Watching a young person grow up and take flight is an amazing, edge-of-your-seat ride.
At the end of the day, we want them to have the education and 21st century skills to succeed in college and beyond. Yet, the startling reality is that in Massachusetts right now, more than 85,000 young people ages 16-24 are not in school and are not working.
As a Tocqueville donor, your support provides critical funds for programs that reach youth before they drop out of school or employment, particularly those from communities of high need. Your donations have helped to ensure that youth have the mentors, academic help, leadership development and exposure to career opportunities needed to graduate and succeed in today's economy.
Our Tocqueville community also helps to fill very real needs that young people face in college today. Many of our Marian L. Heard Scholars, for example, are the first in their family to attend college. We know that succeeding in college is even more important than getting in. We are grateful to our Tocqueville donors who have served as special mentors to our MLH scholars, providing them with guidance as they navigate classes and future career paths.
One donor this year saw an opportunity to help even more, providing a matching gift opportunity to raise funds for these college students for emergency expenses and other needs that are a part of student life, but not in their budget. These funds will allow our scholars to focus on their academics.
To learn more about our youth development and youth leadership programs, read on. Thank you for the role you play in ensuring that today's young people succeed.
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