Give Something Back

Providing scholarships and mentoring to help lower-income students make higher education a reality.
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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.

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1 in 10 people from low-income families attain a bachelor’s degree by age 25.
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Only nine percent of the lowest income quartile graduate college, compared to 77% of the highest income quartile.
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On average, a college graduate will earn $1 million more in their lifetime than a high school graduate.

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.

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Give Back’s on-time graduation rate at a 4-year college.
Employment rate among Give Back alumni with college degrees.
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Alumni who have carried on the spirit of giving back by giving or becoming mentors for the program.

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Change a life. Become a Mentor.

With a small time commitment, you can make a big impact.

 

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Books by Give Back Founder, Robert Carr

 Net proceeds go directly to Give Something Back

Working Class to College

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. 

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Through the Fires

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. 

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Recent Blog Posts

Mentoring Teens Through Sport

Learn more about the unique mentorship program City Rocks, an organization that facilitates a support system for teenagers through the sport of rock climbing.

Scholar and Mentor Spotlight: Riccardo Dale

Learn more about Give Back scholarship recipient and mentor, Riccardo Dale, and his involvements both as a student at Rowan University and his efforts outside of school to impact his community.

Our Partners

Give Back scholars are welcomed and supported by our partner programs and colleges.