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School Patrol: Equal Chance for Education

Posted at 5:16 PM, Sep 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-13 18:35:02-04

President Trump decided to do away with the DACA program (Deferred Action 
for Child Arrivals.) 

Children of DACA,  who are the children of immigrants, often aren't given the opportunities that other children are given, because since they were brought to America at a very early age by their parents, they aren't technically Americans.

Four students talked to NewsChannel 5. They moved to the U.S. at a very early age. Most of them were the first in their families to get a high school education, but since they were undocumented, they weren't able to get scholarships for college.

The Equal Chance for Education nonprofit was developed by Dr. Michael Spalding. Dr. Spalding and others created the program to give those DACA students the chance to receive financial assistance from such Universities as Vanderbilt, Cumberland, Belmont and MTSU.

Each student must keep a B average, and be willing to pay a part of their tuition, and they are also assigned a mentor.

For more information about the program email organizers at equalchanceeducation@gmail.com.