Frequently Asked Questions
Adopt A Destiny (AAD) is a non-profit organization which seeks to empower minority students through tertiary and vocational education. AAD aims to provide financial support to needy students in through partnerships and fundraising efforts from the Caribbean diaspora, North America and Europe.
AAD was formed in 2021, by Morlette Cowan, CEO and Director.
Our founders care about the well-being of others. While they lived a life that always sought to give back to others, they’ve also experienced periods where they wished for support that never showed up.
Their desire is to show up for students, who need someone in their corner.
Yes. We are registered in the state of New York and we’re designated as a 501(c)3 charity, with US Federal authorities.
Adopt A Destiny is located in New York 11412, USA.
AAD is unique in its operations, as we are dedicated to building a culture of giving by mandating our students to give back two (2) years’ of employment or voluntary service, on successful completion of their studies.
You may partner with us by becoming a donor/adopter and or volunteer. Visit our volunteer page to become a volunteer.
We keep our supporters up-to-date via our website (videos and blogs) and also our monthly and quarterly newsletters.
You may apply directly at adoptadesting.org, when we begin to accept applications.
The process entails submitting our application form with necessary information needed to pre-qualify you for our program. Once we receive an application with supporting documents, we initiate a meeting with the student to verify details and get a deeper understanding of the need. If student is accepted, they are notified by email and by phone, of the financial burdens that Adopt A Destiny will undertake on their behalf. Students must sign and notarize an acceptance letter before being fully accepted into the program.
This process lasts up to six weeks, after an application is accepted.
- Increasing by 10% the relatively low rate (27%) of University enrollment among students – within our first-full year.