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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Education, Scholarships, Scholarships & Student Financial Aid

Mission: EEOG's mission is to invest in students, create meaningful experiences, and provide positive pathways for success. EEOG is a culturally diverse organization centered in self-efficacy with a goal of meeting the unmet needs of today's students and tomorrow's leaders in order to lead them to the ultimate goal of success.

Results: For more than 16 years, EEOG has provided character, leadership and personal development training to over 18,000 high school students. Low Socioeconomic status and its correlates, such as lower education, poverty, and poor health, ultimately affect our society as a whole. The purpose of the EEOG program is to provide intensive academic instruction during the academic school year and the summer months to promote college and career readiness for 9th through 12th graders, who have been identified as being at risk of dropping out of school. Thanks to donor support last year, over 2,500 families from Davidson, Sumner, or Robertson counties, had the opportunity to learn about managing their personal finances, setting financial goals through financial literacy, and counseling.

Target demographics: urban and rural communities

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 2,500 families

Geographic areas served: Tennessee, Kingsport to Memphis

Programs: networking, development training, intensive academic instruction, and promote college and career readiness.

Community Stories

1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

The EEOG Summer Enrichment and Technology program was an amazing opportunity for my daughter. Initially, she was not excited about attending because she thought it would be boring. Little did she know that she would be learning relevant and valuable life long skills and lessons that would put her on the path to financial stability and technology Enrichment. After the second day she came home asking me all types of personal questions about household finances: "What are your credit card balances, do you know the importance of a debt to income ratio? Do you understand how to live debt free?" Throughout her two week stay and even now she is working to be a good steward of finances and encouraging me to only use cash. As a parent you may try to teach your kids some of these things, but it doesn't typically resonate or become important to them until a professional or someone who has been successful in the areas exposes them. There is so much that I could share that she learned; from the Spanish conversations she has tried to have with me which has been another factor in her wanting to be bilingual to the new friendships she's made but the entire experience was a blessing for her and our family. In my opinion, all teens are at-risk and just because my daughter comes from a stable family, with a good neighborhood and successful parents doesn't mean that she isn't at-risk based on her school environment, peers, what she sees on social media and all the negativity in today's society. Opportunities for her be apart of this camp encourages her to focus on what's important, her future! Thanks so much to all the presenters, dedicated EEOG staff and funders who made this possible for my child!