Teach a Mom to Fish

In Arizona, more than 200,000 children currently live in poverty, largely attributed to the fact that in single parent households (80% headed by single mothers) the parent lacks 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.

One promising solution to this problem is the E.A.R.N. Teach a Mom to Fish program.

The Problem In Arizona as well as nationwide, families headed by single mothers are: Among the poorest households - more than a third live in poverty. Only 8% of children in single mother families receive TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families). Even for those who do receive assistance, the amount is far less than the minimum they need to stave off hunger.Often homeless - About two thirds (60%) of homeless families are headed by single women with children.Frequently unemployed - Only half of single mothers are employed full-time all year long and almost one third are jobless the entire year. Often high school dropouts - During 2012, the percentage of children ages 6 to 18 living with single parents who had not completed high school was 18% for total U.S. and 36% for Hispanic families (Source: National Center for Education Statistics).

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.

The E.A.R.N. Solution

The E.A.R.N. Teach a Mom to Fish program provides a proactive solution. The program includes a preliminary assessment that determines the customized training and tutoring services each mom requires. It then provides academic counseling and vital financial support that may include a computer, internet access and child care and transportation during GED testing.

The program provides:

  • Skills Assessment Testing
  • A Placement & Learning Plan
  • GED Preparation
  • Computer and Internet Access
  • GED Testing
  • Child Care Assistance during the program (if applicable)
  • Local Transportation to a campus or testing site (if applicable)

For single mothers who are desperately in need of support and options, Teach a Mom to Fish is an opportunity to improve their lives and the lives of their children. For the community, teaching moms to fish reduces homelessness, unemployment and poverty.  Teach a Mom to Fish is a win-win-win for single moms, their children and for the community.


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

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