Are YOU a MENTOR?
Do you want to make a big difference in the life of a TEEN MOM?
Want to help her finish HIGH SCHOOL, go on to COLLEGE, and have a CAREER?
You can do just that through a new teen mom mentoring program at Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies.
The initiative is connecting professional working moms with teen moms to empower young girls to stay in school and plan out their future.
Too often, teen moms drop out of school and never return. Even worse, they have repeat births and rely on government assistance to live and provide for their children from year to year.
The Teen Mom Mentoring Initiative aims to change that.
As a mentor, you will listen, provide guidance and inspire girls to pursue their life dreams.
The program works like this:
- You’ll meet with your mentee once a week
- You’ll spend time with her for about an hour, just talking or walking. You may invite her to visit you at work
- You’ll be invited to attend a mentor training so you can learn ways to connect with your mentee
This program launched in early 2014 and currently works with teens in many local Palm Beach County high schools. If you would like to volunteer to become a mentor click here to complete our online application today or download our paper application. If you have any questions please call/email Jennifer Silliman at 561.843.6964 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special thanks to Wells Fargo, Town of Palm Beach United Way and United Way Palm Beach County for their investment in this program.