Hello Friends and Family, and Welcome to Sharon’s Powerhouse Fundraiser for the Women’s Education & Leadership 2021. Sharon has been on the Hartnell WELI committee for the last 6 years, and her goal is to raise $5,000.00 and donate TWO GOLDEN TICKETS to support two women and cover an entire year of schooling. Every $2,500.00 donated will provide a scholarship, mentoring, and support for a woman working to change her life through education. Join us in meeting Sharon’s TWO GOLDEN TICKETS goal and gift two or more Golden Tickets by donating on the link above. By donating to WELI you are also supporting our local community and the future leaders of Monterey County. Thank you to each and every one of you for your support and donations. Please note last day to donate is 10/31/2020.
WOMEN’S EDUCATION & LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE changes lives through:
Summer leadership training
On-campus, student-led WELI club
Powerful mentorship with community leaders
$2,000 financial award per student
Help women change their lives and create their best possible future through education!
Statistics support that a college-educated woman is more likely to become financially self-sufficient and pursue a meaningful career. The education level of a mother is a strong indicator of the success her daughters and sons will have as adults. WELI provides the four keys: resources, education, social support, and mentorship.
Since its inception in 2011, the WELI program has graduated more than 200 scholars and granted approximately $400,000 in scholarships.
97% of WELI students achieve their personal academic goals.
72% of WELI scholars have graduated with a certificate or degree, versus 41% of women with the same GPA who were not in WELI
WELI scholars transfer at a 65% rate overall, versus 38% when compared with other female students who are enrolled in at least 9 units with at least a 2.5 grade point average
84% of our current students receive financial aid,
63% are the first in their family to attend college, and 52% are mothers
WELI serves women who are socio-economically disadvantaged. Despite the life challenges that WELI scholars face, they have been able to achieve outstanding outcomes through the support of the program and its members.
Every $2,500 will provide scholarship, mentoring, and support for a woman working to change her life through education
Every $1,000 will cover the cost of textbooks and supplies for a student for a year of education
Every $500 will pay for textbooks and supplies for a student for a semester
Every $150 will pay for a textbook and supplies for one class for a WELI scholar