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Meet a Project Grow Student!

Project Grow is a unique partnership between the Pass The Torch For Women Foundation and USA Funds committed to mentoring women college students to achieve their goals for higher education and career advancement. Project Grow encourages educational success and teaches the how-to’s of building strategic relationships and honing leadership skills. The end result of these efforts will be a group of women who persist to graduation, successfully transition to the workforce, and grow their careers.


Get to Know Project Grow Student – Gloria Turner

“I enjoy the wonderful conversations with the other ladies and meeting new people. These connections have allowed me to find more motivation to finish my degree.” – Gloria Turner, Ivy Tech Student

Institution: Ivy Tech Community College – Indianapolis

Major: Human Services AA

Accomplishments: In 2016, Gloria Turner took the title of Miss Indiana Plus and mastered the skill of juggling motherhood, full-time work and school. Outside of being incredibly involved at Ivy Tech, she is the Founder of A.L.E.R.T. Adults, Learners, Educated, Restored & Transformed, an organization whose mission is to connect non-traditional students in higher education with the resources to help them complete a college degree. Learn more about Gloria HERE!

Why Gloria got involved in Project Grow: “I would love to grow with an organization that promotes empowering women to further their goals of higher education, as well as self-motivation. I often found myself lacking support in various areas in my own life with my dreams of acquiring my degree. I believe that this organization could benefit me by providing support and encouragement in achieving my goal of being the first college graduate in my family.”


Interested in mentoring a female college student like Gloria? Visit our website to learn more and inquire today!


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