Mission and Goals
Our mission is to educate, prepare, and empower teen mothers and their children. We break the cycle of poverty for two generations – teen mother and child – through education, health and wellness, and economic and social asset building. Our trauma-informed, two-generation service model more than doubles the national high school graduation rate of teen mothers and ensures that their children are kindergarten-ready. Our organizational goals include:
- To help teen mothers complete high school and earn a diploma, transition to college and a career, become self-sufficient, and improve their physical and mental health.
- To ensure that teen mothers develop skills for positive parenting and for maintaining healthy relationships for themselves and their children.
- To help young children from six weeks through Pre-K develop core competencies that promote successful transition to kindergarten including: readiness to learn, healthy attachments to parents and caregivers, and social-emotional and cognitive development.