Teach a Mom to Fish

In Arizona, over 200,000 children currently live in poverty, largely attributed to the fact that their single parent household-over 80% are single mothers-is lacking a high school education or GED. This demographic represents one of our most vulnerable to the imminent possibility of homelessness, unemployment, poverty and little hope of altering circumstances.

Our “Teach a Mom to Fish” initiative seeks to provide a pro-active solution to change this.

With our integrated approach of partner support services, combined with the financial support to cover the investment of a high school diploma or GED option we dramatically improve both the experience and results for a mother in need.  Each TAMTF recipients’ award is customized to address the greatest needs at the time of their application.

From a preliminary assessment to determine what additional tutoring or training services may be required to the vital support resources of child care, transportation, online equipment or services and academic counseling, E.A.R.N. provides the framework and system a single mother can follow to attain their once elusive high school diploma or GED.  For those single mothers desperately in need of support and options, TAMTF is an opportunity to improve not only their current circumstances but also the lives of their children-thereby reducing the rates of homelessness, unemployment and poverty.  It is a win-win for the community.

What We Provide

While the life challenges or circumstances of each Teach a Mom To Fish recipient may vary, all TAMTF recipients will receive the following services as part of their award package:

  • Skills Assessment Test
  • Placement & Learning Plan
  • GED Preparation Program
  • Computer Equipment
  • Internet Access
  • GED Test
  • Child Care Assistance during program (if applicable)
  • Local Transportation to campus or testing site (if applicable)

How You Can Help

The full scholarship for a TAMTF recipient is between $2000-$4000* per award.    Amount will vary based on need and route to completion selected-either 1 year high school diploma or GED option.

While no amount is too small, there are several options to choose from to fund our TAMTF single mothers including 1X donations, ongoing monthly support, micro-campaigns or in-kind support sponsorship.

We are committed to being good stewards of the funds we receive and ensuring our goal to impact as many life-challenged students as we can.  We thank you in advance as you help us build a stronger community-one life-challenged student at a time.


Please note: E.A.R.N. uses PayPal to process donations. You do not need to have a PayPal account to continue.

  • Please Check Your E.A.R.N. Donor Card for your Team Number. Thank You!