DONATE TODAY & HELP LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD.

 

What could be a more important contribution to society than ensuring every student has a college opportunity? At Honest Nation, our mission is to level the playing field so that every student has a fair and equitable opportunity to attend college.

College is more important – but more expensive – than ever before. In today’s economy, higher education is no longer a luxury for the privileged few, but a necessity for individual economic opportunity and America’s competitiveness in the global economy. At a time when jobs can go anywhere in the world, skills and education will determine success for individuals and for nations. As a result, a college education remains the best investment a student can make in his or her future.

Consider the value of a college education:

  • College graduates with a bachelor’s degree typically earn 66 percent more than those with only a high school diploma; and are also far less likely to face unemployment.
  • Over the course of a lifetime, the average worker with a bachelor’s degree will earn approximately $1 million more than a worker without a postsecondary education.
  • By 2022, an estimated two-thirds of job openings will require postsecondary education or training.

Sadly, with the cost of college growing at a rate of 8x the average wage and the ballooning student loan debt, the dream of college is slipping away for many of our youth. By leveraging their academic and athletic skills, college-bound students can access scholarships to help pay for their degree.

Collegiate athletic scholarships are at risk because NCAA and NAIA academic eligibility requirements are complex and adherence to their compliance rests solely on high school staff. In fact, 1 million student-athletes every year are not on track with academic requirements to accept an athletic scholarship. In under-resourced communities, almost 1 in 2 students are academically ineligible to gain access to college via athletics.  These student-athletes only discover their academic gaps to eligibility senior year – when, unfortunately, it is too late to change course.

This is where Honest Game comes in. Our education technology helps educators, coaches, and parents track student progress in real-time making sure they are on track to meet their athletic and college goals.  And working with school districts, we help student-athletes on their entire journey through high school, thereby ensuring that they will in fact be eligible.

 

Join us and contribute to the dream of equal access to college – together we can provide technology for schools that drives student motivation, improves learning outcomes, and creates equitable pathways to post-secondary success for all students.  What can be more important?

 

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Click to Fund a High School, Course Validation – $1,000

Fund NCAA registration support for a high school to ensure that the high school curriculum is aligned with the school’s NCAA Eligibility Center Portal. Thousands of high schools across the country lack any NCAA approved courses. Completing a school’s NCAA registration process requires a great deal of administrative time—at least 40 hours for the initial application. And, assisting students who apply for eligibility requires substantial counselor time. By making this gift, you’re ensuring a high school can reliably avoid the risk of academic ineligibility for all their students.

Click to Fund a High School, Course Validation and Individualized Student Tracking – $4,000

Fund NCAA registration support for a high school to ensure that the high school curriculum is aligned with the school’s NCAA Eligibility Center Portal. In addition, this gift will provide individualized academic tracking for all students, providing step-by-step navigation for meeting and maintaining NCAA and NAIA academic eligibility and college admissions requirements to support post-secondary opportunities and success.

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You can also donate via check:
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago
Attn: Honest Nation – Fund a School Campaign
1 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60602

*This nonprofit fiscal partnership between Honest Nation and the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago levels the playing field so that every student has a fair and equitable opportunity to attend college, aligning with the YWCA’s mission to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

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Join us and contribute to the dream of equal access to college.

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