EEOG’s mission is to invest in students, create meaningful experiences, and provide positive pathways for success.
According to the National Summit on America’s Silent Epidemic, every 29 seconds another student gives up on school, resulting in more than one million American high school students who drop out every year.
Approximately 1.2 million Tennesseans over the age of 18 do not have a high school diploma or GED. Source– (Jeremy Hiedt’s “What Tennessee Gains by Dropping the Dropout Rate” in the Nashville Business Journal on May 20, 2005).
21% of Tennesseans over the age of 18 cannot read well enough to fill out an application, read a food label, or read a simple story to a child. Source– (National Institute for Literacy’s Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System).
The purpose of the EEOG’s programs is to provide intensive academic instruction throughout the school year and summer months. They promote college and career readiness for at risk, high school students. For nearly 20 years, EEOG has invested in students, creating meaningful experiences and providing positive pathways for success. EEOG is a culturally diverse, non-profit organization centered in self-efficacy meeting the unmet needs of today’s students.
The organization’s programs provide students with a positive environment as part of the learning process and focuses on preparing emerging student leaders to become armed with a wealth of knowledge. Since its inception, the EEOG has assisted over 18,000 students through participation in internship programs, and preparation of skills for educational and career opportunities.
The EEOG takes great pride in creating a positive, equal opportunity for students who may come from disadvantaged, underserved, low-income families or have limited resources readily available to them. We firmly believe that early and consistent exposure to their desired fields of study/professionals of interest will further encourage and motivate these young students to sharpen key skills for their success.
- We believe that you cannot be what you cannot see and, therefore, the EEOG centers its Programs around providing students with industry Experts focused on their personal achievement.
- EEOG is a collegiate and professional career preparatory program for under-served 9th-12th grade high school students.
- We encourage students to pursue careers in the Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) profession and/or Entrepreneurship.
Annual Project Save-A-Student Leadership and Development Conference
The Annual Project Save-A-Student Leadership and Development Conference helps students look at the world differently. Suddenly nothing is out of reach. Whatever the destination, students experience new cultures, develop lifelong friendships, strengthen their foundation for personal and academic achievement as well as have fun!
Since 2002, the EEOG Annual Project Save-A-Student Conference has invited a select group of outstanding high school students to participate in our fast-paced, high-level, interactive winter learning sessions. Students explore career options, experience life on a college campus, and learn to maximize their leadership potential. Conference highlights include our Meet the College President Series, Career Speed Networking Experience, leadership workshops, exclusive skill-building offerings like our popular Elevator Pitch and the “Dress for Success” competition. Students attend a meet and greet and photo opportunity with the Governor of the State of Tennessee.
The 3-day Conference is the epicenter of dynamic, full-throttle networking, leadership training and vision casting. Students are challenged by each other and by our world-class speakers that volunteers who are industry leaders in fields like; Education, Politics/Government, Healthcare, Music, Finance/Banking, Automotive Manufacturing, Technology, Real Estate and Hospitality.
EEOG’s Career Speed Networking Program
The EEOG Speed Networking Program purpose is to engage students and provide them with a holistic understanding of the world of work. This forum offers efficient and effective tools to broaden students’ career perspectives, strengthen their communication and soft skills. Networking can be one of the most powerful and productive activities an individual can do to launch and manage their career.
EEOG’s Summer Enrichment and Technology Program
EEOG’s Summer Enrichment and Technology Program mentors low-to-moderate income youth aged 14-18 for 2 weeks at during the summer. EEOG’s Annual summer program offers skill building activities that include, but not limited to:
- Reading and Writing
- Android Coding / Video Game Design
- Conversational Spanish
- Character Development
- Finance/Financial Literacy
EEOG’s Annual Fundraising Gala
The Education Equal Opportunity Group (EEOG) will host our Annual Fundraising Gala in August. The proceeds will go toward EEOG’s educational programs such as the Annual Summer Enrichment and Technology Program, Career Speed Networking Program, the Annual Project Save-A-Student Leadership & Development Conference and many more.
Thanks to donor support last year, over 2,500 students had the opportunity to participate in these programs.
What: 15th Annual Fundraising Gala
Where: The Renaissance Nashville Hotel 611 Commerce Street Nashville, TN 37203
When: Saturday, August 18, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM
Cost: $250 or $2,500 for a table of 10 (To purchase tickets click here via the donation option)
“As the EEOG continues to grow, our gala ensures that we have financial support to develop more engaging and enriching programs,” George Thomas, President and Founder of the EEOG states.
“This is the 15th gala, and every year has been better than the one before. The proceeds benefit the educational programs the EEOG offers for students to succeed in their future.” The year’s Gala is cocktail attire, and includes a three-course meal, silent auction and open wine bar.
Students will share their personal testimonies of the impact their involvement with the EEOG has had on their day-to-day academic and personal life.
During our Gala, a community leader will be honored for their unyielding support of the EEOG as the 2018 Pioneer Award Recipient.
Annual Global Wine Tasting and Donor Appreciation Reception
The EEOG’s 5th Annual Global Wine Tasting and Donor Appreciation Reception will be held on November 30, 2017 at Music City Dream Cars in Nashville. EEOG will Toast to Educating our youth by exposing students to the endless possibilities learning.
Bubbling over with excitement, friends will enjoy exquisite wines, hors d’oeuvres, corporate networking, and an exciting silent auction benefiting the EEOG.
Mouthwatering spirits where provided by, Wine Broker Stacey Diltz-Thomas of StaceyWines.Com, as guests explore fine wine from the distinctive regions of Italy, Japan, South Africa, Argentina, California/Napa Valley and Spain. EEOG Toast to Educating Our Youth!
For tickets or sponsorship formation, contact Dana Renee at (615) 876-0215 or by email invest@EEOG.org.
What: EEOG’s 5th Annual Global Wine Tasting
Where: Music City Dream Cars, 4298 Kenilwood Dr, Nashville, TN 37204
When: Thursday, November 30, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM
Cost: $50 (To purchase tickets click here via the donation option)