Why we do what we do.
HBCUs hold a place dear and near to our hearts. Students are many times struggling to make ends meet. There are so many unforeseen cost that pop up while attending school – fees, groceries, personal items, disrupters (pandemics, emergencies, etc.). For many students, even when they have scholarships, or grants, their continues to be a gap for emergency expenses.
This is where Sweets in A Jar comes in. Each of our subscription boxes that we ship out we give $1 dollar for students at the HBCU of our subscribers choice. These funds will be given out each year and the school with the most subscribers will also have an event especially for them.
HBCUs are a source of accomplishment and great pride for the African American community as well as the entire nation. The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, defines an HBCU as: “…any historically black college or university that was established prior to 1964, whose principal mission was, and is, the education of black Americans, and that is accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association determined by the Secretary [of Education] to be a reliable authority as to the quality of training offered or is, according to such an agency or association, making reasonable progress toward accreditation.” HBCUs offer all students, regardless of race, an opportunity to develop their skills and talents. These institutions train young people who go on to serve domestically and internationally in the professions as entrepreneurs and in the public and private sectors.