'One of the most powerful tools for empowering individuals and communities is making certain that any individual who wants to receive a quality education can do so." -Christine Gregoire
Dear friends and family,
I am so excited to have joined Team Blessons for the 2019 Chicago Marathon. It is going to my fifth and a very special one. This year I am raising money to help women who had to put their education on hold, due to life challenges like domestic abuse, cancer, mental and other illnesses, get back to school. Every donation goes towards classes, mentorships and certificates. Please help support me in my efforts! Every, absolutely every, donation counts and is greatly appreciated.
At Blessons, our goal is that no woman should have to give up on completing her higher education and/or training due to challenging life lessons. Participating with Team Blessons is your opportunity to make a difference for many women who have had to put education, training for a new skill or trade and professional development on hold and now seeking support through educational assistance in the form of scholarships towards an accredited trade, vocational or tech school/program.
Our Mission: Blessons Scholarships for Women provides free mentorship and educational workshops for all women, in addition to scholarships to disadvantaged, low-income women who are 25 years or older and who have had their higher education interrupted due to challenging life lessons such as; cancer, mental illness, physical or emotional abuse, sex trafficking or who are first generation female immigrants.
Our Vision: Blessons is a catalyst for transforming and empowering the lives of women who have a vision to succeed inspite of obstacles.
Our Values: We believe that:
Women need to be treated with dignity, respect and honesty,
Women deserve to be happy and healthy,
Women should be empowered and self-sufficient,
Women should explore and develop their spiritual side,
Women deserve to learn and work together to develop their SOCIAL, SPIRITUAL and ECONOMIC POTENTIAL.
Intercultural exchanges, break down stereotypes, expand horizons and raise consciousness,
If you educate a Woman you educate a Family.
Blessons mission is meant for women who have a vision to succeed in spite of obstacles.The most important aspect for many women is their family. This is especially true if they happen to be older women. For ladies who have taken time to raise a family either before they entered college or sometime after they did, returning to school to better themselves and their job prospects can become expensive in a hurry.
One of the main reasons why many non-traditional female students cannot finish is due to experiencing challenging life lessons including financial hardship. Scholarships for returning students are in need and not many exist.