Education = Empowerment
College after divorce, with two small children and at forty wasn't the easiest decision. It was the wisest decision though. It kept me from wallowing in the self-pity of failure and it allowed me to find validity in myself again. It also provided a more stable income for me and my boys.
God was and is still so faithful to me. His provisions with help from friends, financial assistance and scholarships were blessings in my life! The college experience also taught my boys a lot about priorities and responsibilities. It wasn't always easy but it was the best thing I have ever done for me and my children. - Kay Miller-Horne
Single Moms who have received a PCE Grant from P.E.O.
Going back to college was a decision I made to be an example for my boys. This is a way to better our lives and help us gain bigger and better things. The end is near and our future looks bright.
- Maigan Sharp
I realize that the decisions I make today determine what my tomorrow will look like. So, I chose to take control of my future by returning to school to receive the training and education that I need for the workforce.
- Natausha Clark
Shelandra Lee has overcome great odds to earn a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. She works at Lamar University and rides a bus to work every day. She has a son and a daughter at home and maintains a faithful attitude. I have great admiration for Shelly. - Gail Showalter
Earning a degree in computer drafting has allowed me to get a steady dependable job. It has lifted the stress load of not knowing how I’m going to pay the bills each month, to now being able to plan, save, budget, and most of all pay all my bills and pay them on time! I would add that from the years of struggling so much and cutting all extras out and living strictly and frugally has helped me be more aware of the value of saving and budgeting. I appreciate keeping it simple and that allows me to better plan and prepare for my future now that I finally can.
- Sheri Dietz
The thing that kept me going through rough times was GOD’S grace and mercy and my son. I wanted to actually finish something that I started. I didn’t want to give up just because things were tough because I knew that
it wasn’t all about me anymore; I had my son depending on me.
Not only was he depending on me but also he was watching everything that I did and he is still watching me.
- Tanisha Brown