Keys to Degrees: Educating Two Generations Together
Once accepted into the program, students live on campus with their children twelve months a year. Sharing living quarters with other single parent families, students find that friendships flourish and a support network grows.
Highlights of living on campus include:
• Year-round, apartment-style accommodations on Endicott’s beautiful, oceanfront campus;
• Shared cooking and laundry facilities for students and their children;
• An additional meal plan that allows students five meals a week in College dining facilities where children eat free.
Generally, students in the program qualify for state and local vouchers that are accepted as payment for child care services by providers in the local area. Working with the director of the program, students find placements that are both educationally enriching for the children and adaptable to the schedules of the students.
Students work closely with the director of the Key to Degrees program, who serves as an advisor. The director also coordinates workshops on parenting skills, counseling sessions on a variety of topics, and a mentoring program where single parents share their experiences and successes.
In addition, students in the program benefit from all the services the College has to offer including academic support, career counseling, internship advice, pastoral and personal counseling, and a wide variety of student activities and cultural events.