The Problem: 1 in 5 children in the U.S. live in poverty. (U.S.Census Bureau)
The Give Back Solution: To break the cycle for at-risk youth, we make education the common denominator.
The Education Class Divide
Across America, lower-income students with high test scores are less likely to graduate from college than higher-income students with low test scores. Higher education is a pathway to social mobility and financial stability.
A Model for Success. A Promise for Tomorrow.
Give Back provides mentoring, college readiness programs and scholarships to students who face adversity every day, but are still academically driven. Every Give Back scholar receives a full scholarship that covers tuition, fees, room and board, lifting the heavy financial burden and overwhelming debt associated with higher education.
Mallouk Scholarship Program
Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of Peter and Veronica Mallouk, we are proud to announce Give Back’s first publicly-funded state, Kansas. To learn more regarding the devoted work of the Mallouk’s and their support of Give Back’s mission, visit their page here.LEARN MORE
Shop to Give Back
There are many ways to support Give Back simply by shopping online as you normally would. As an official AmazonSmile charity, Give Back will receive a percentage of purchases on smile.amazon.com. Many other popular retailers are featured on the Give Back Marketplace. Up to 11% of your purchases from those retailers will be donated to Give Back when you shop through the Marketplace link.
Change a life. Become a Mentor.
With a small time commitment, you can make a big impact.
Books by Give Back Founder, Robert Carr
Net proceeds go directly to Give Something Back
Addresses the struggles and valiant efforts of students to overcome financial adversity and other hardships. Drawing on the research and experience of Give Something Back, a scholarship program for lower income students, this book outlines strategies to chart a successful and affordable college path.
A triumphant story of humility, possibility, breakthrough, and giving back that inspires readers to embrace the hope and promise that life is never an impossibility. Robert Carr reflects decades of struggle that took him to the brink of financial ruin at age fifty after one of the most devastating data breaches ever. Carr’s story is a vulnerable and honest depiction of starting true to the values that supported the turbulent times which allowed him to breakthrough in business, life, and in doing good for others.
Recent Blog Posts
Choosing your future college is one of the bigger decisions you’ll make. Take a look at some Do’s and Don’ts from our previous Give Back graduates so that you make the right decision for your future!
On September 15, all of our Give Back New York students attend the Fall Scholar event at the State University of New York. At the luncheon, students heard from the Presidents of Queens College and Mercy College, as well as from our founder, Bob Carr.
This past summer, Give Back in Illinois and New York kicked off their first ever book club. Scholars came together to discuss Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. The book tackles the typical challenges of a teenager, all with a humorous twist on adolescence, sports, and being apart of multiple communities. Head over to the blog to learn more about summer book club with our scholars!