How does the program impact lives, break cycles and strongholds? Our strategy is key, as it is based on the four cornerstones the program offers, Mentoring, Lifeskill Workshops, Setting Goals and helping with the cost of Childcare and other expenses.
Each cornerstone is critical for the success of the moms that participate. The program equips and empowers the young moms to become independent functioning members of their community.
Without intervention, cycles are not broken and their children will have a higher chance of living in poverty and repeat the cycle.
Each young mother is matched with her own Christian mentor to encourage and walk along side her and her child imparting wisdom and
God's love. Mentors have the opportunity to demonstrate grace and truth by holding them accountable for their actions and decisions.
Moms commit to attend weekly Workshops that are tailored around the five roles of a teen mother. She is a teenager, mother, student, employee and seeker. The workshops run from September until May. Workshops include Parenting , Financial, Job skills, educational counseling, debt reduction, healthy lifestyles, cooking and much more
Individualized goals are identified and action steps are taken to help each teen mother become independent. As she begins to experience success through setting and achieving goals, a young mother is able to better understand that God has plan for her life and it is to give her a "hope and a future".
Teen Mother Choices raises funds to help teen mothers with the high cost of Childcare so they can continue to further their education and/or work full-time as it is required by the program. Other costs the ministry assist young moms with are educational related, transportation, or other basic needs such as diapers, wipes, etc.