ENABLING EDUCATION WITHOUT FINANCIAL BURDEN
HELP STUDENTS REACH THEIR GOAL
The Student Problem
Housing and Food Insecure
Dropout due to financial reasons
We aim to relieve your financial stress by raising funds from alumni through crowdfunding.
Students who receive funding will come back onto the platform as alumni to help other students. We hope to continue this chain to help many students along the way.
GrayKea mentors usually spend 4-8 hours with their mentees a month, guiding them academically and professionally. Mentors share the knowledge of their academic disciplines, work experience, and experience in college. Sign up to be a GrayKea contribute or mentor today!
Gray Kea’s co-founders have known each other for about 12 years. Having met countless college students sleeping in vans, going hungry for days at a stretch and being unable to afford basic utilities, the problem of student tuition came up in their discussions. They realised the need to create change, since one in two students suffer from homelessness, housing and/or food insecurity owing to the high cost of studying in the US today. With that in mind, GrayKea was born.
The high expense of college tuition has resulted in food and housing insecurity among 56% of US college students. 2.2M students are homeless and 3.8M students are both food and housing insecure each year. GrayKea’s vision is to reduce financial stress through sustainable alumni giving. We aim to connect students in need to the alumni of their university since alumni will easily understand the financial stress that most students at US universities face, and will be motivated to help students from their alma mater succeed.