Donate to NEO - Invest in a Neighbor's Education
A donation to NEO means supporting high school and adult students in their educational journeys, an impact that stretches into every community in Northwest Indiana.
More than 70,000 adults in Northwest Indiana are without a high school diploma. Each of these individuals can cost a community more than $500,000 over a lifetime in public assistance, health care, and incarceration costs. However, an adult with a high school diploma can earn an additional $200,000 in their lifetime and receive a fraction, or perhaps none, of that assistance.
Beyond an economic impact, students who earn a high school diploma acquire the skills they need for career and post-secondary success, which means a higher quality of life for our neighbors.