Parents get creative to raise money for their kids' college funds

Posted at 7:51 PM, Apr 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-07 06:09:15-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A local mom sang at a Nashville church Saturday, to raise money for her two sons college funds.

Recording artist and mom Daphne Hubbard is used to singing her heart out but this time it was extra meaningful at Riverside Church.

"Today is a benefit concert to support funds for our students, specifically this evening is for our sons Jackson and Jayden," said Daphne Hubbard.

Her sons are Jayden and Jackson. Jayden is a senior at Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet School and his brother Jackson is right behind him in 11th grade.

With college right around the corner, parents are getting creative with ways to raise money for college funds.

"As you know its very hard for parents to pay for schools these days and given all the things happening, people able to pay their way in," said father Michael Hubbard. "Those of us who don't have that much money we have to come up with really interesting ways."

This following the massive alleged college admissions cheating scheme that involved high profile names like Lori Loughlin from "Full House" and actress Felicity Huffman. They face claims of paying bribes to get their kids into top colleges.

Michael Hubbard says he understands the pressures of students getting to college, but he says its even more important to do it honestly. That's why he and his wife participated in this benefit concert. The concert will not only raise funds for their sons but also raise money for participants of the Nosce Te Ipsum Beautillion/Cotillion program. The program is a mentorship program for students in partnership with Riverside Church.

If you weren't able to attend the benefit concert but want to donate to Jackson and Jayden's college funds, you can click here.