Who We're Helping
Strongbacks LDRC members ride hard and far to raise money toward our Trade School Scholarship Program. The reason we're so dedicated to this mission is that we know that there is a drastic imbalance in the labor market. 45 million Americans owe $1.5 Trillion in student debt and there are not enough jobs to match the supply of advanced degree holders. Meanwhile participation in the trades is dwindling at a 30% turn over rate. We want to offer opportunities for young people who are eager to pursue training in the trades.
Awards are designed to support the cost of tuition payable directly to the accredited training institution. This award is based on need over merit, and we look forward to reviewing your application!