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Bridge to Hope & Student Parents Programs

student parent and her daughter

September 2, 2008

A small but growing demographic, students with children or "student parents" are a growing phenomenon on campuses nationwide.

How do I pay for childcare while I’m in school? Is there childcare that’s convenient to campus? How do I apply for Quest for my children? These are the kinds of community referrals Bridge to Hope can assist with. Bridge to Hope (BTH) provides support services and community referrals to students with children, with a focus on the needs of low-income student parents.

Additionally, BTH administers the Osher Reentry Scholars at Mānoa, a program for adults (with or without children!) returning to UH Mānoa after a minimum 5-year gap in their education. BTH developed a nationally recognized, model partnership with the State of Hawaiʻi supporting college education as a means for welfare participants to achieve life-long economic self-sufficiency. BTH is part of the Women’s Center and Student Equity, Excellence & Diversity (SEED) office.

Bridge to Hope engages all aspects of student parents’ lives and is a partner in the national "Single Mothers Voter Engagement Project" highlighting voter registration and voter education about issues of concern to single parents. In conjunction with this voter engagement project, Bridge to Hope is bringing feminist political analyst Martha Burk to speak on her book, "Your Money and Your Life: The High Stakes for Women Voters in 08 and Beyond." Thursday Sept 25, 12-1:00pm in Campus Center 220. Voter registration and Absentee Voter forms are available at the State Elections office (hot link: http://hawaii.gov/elections/voters/registration.htm).

To find out more information on BTH please visit BTH’s web site or contact the System-wide Coordinator, Teresa Bill.

Teresa Bill
System-wide Coordinator
Email: bthinfo@hawaii.edu
Web site: http://www.hawaii.edu/bridgetohope/
Phone: (808) 956-8059
Queen Liliʻuokalani Center for Student Services, Room 211

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