Mothers in College

“Women in college who also have children face multiple barriers, time constraints and emotional stress that other women may not experience.”

 

This article discusses the difficulty mothers face while trying to attend college, and whether married or single it is QUITE a challenge. I went back to college when my little girl was 5 weeks old, and although it was difficult  I wouldn’t have it any other way. Many people criticize mothers in school saying they should be spending time with their kids rather than going to college. But personally, I think that my daughter will be so proud to know that  I finished college while taking care of her and see that while I am away from her going to school it is because she is my first priority! The article talked about an awesome plan for helping single mothers in college which provides childcare to single mothers, i LOVED that, details below:

“Wilson College’s Women with Children program, which started in 1996, helps single mothers attain a degree. After the moms go through the admission process and pay room and board, Wilson offers free child care all day, as needed.

Women in the program must be enrolled for 12 credits and are encouraged to take summer courses to graduate in four years.”

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Posted on July 6, 2011, in Education, Achievement, and Work. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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