When a teen reveals she’s pregnant, she often loses the pillars of support she’s built her life on all at once. Too often, she is shunned and dismissed by her family, school, and community. She’s faced with many misconceptions about teen parents, labeling and judging her long before she’s given birth and condemning her and her child to a just another statistic.
Teen Success, Inc. is hosting Success Uncorked, an evening of wine tasting, on Friday, October 6th at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino celebrating our teen mother’s achievements and raise awareness for the challenges teen mothers must face and overcome.
Over the past six years, Teen Success, Inc. has helped over 1,210 teen moms and their children in the Bay Area, Central Valley and Central Coast of California. In our first year, 84% of our members were on track to graduate high school. We’ve steadily improved our program and last year, 95% of our members graduated or were on track to graduate at the end of our program for teen mothers.
Amidst Funding Cuts for Teen Pregnancy Prevention
Diana Heinrich, email@example.com, 408-263-8330 ext. 109
MILPITAS, CA – August 25, 2017 marks the first annual California Young Parents Day, a day recognizing the dignity and respect young parents in California deserve amidst a downturn in government support for teen pregnancy prevention program funding.
In 2016, the California Latinas for Reproductive Justice (CLRJ) resolution ACR 2017 passed the California Legislature establishing August 25th as California Young Parents Day. New Mexico led the way in 2012, recognizing the value young families bring to their communities with the first ever “New Mexico Day in Recognition of Young Parents.”
In a series of articles, “Too Young,” from The Fresno Bee, reporter Mackenzie Mays takes a close look at teen pregnancy in the Central Valley, “home to six of the 10 counties with the state’s highest teen birth rates.” In this second article of the series, "Why are birth rates higher for Latina teens than others? It’s complicated, experts say," Mays examines the cultural aspects influencing teen birth rates for Latinas in the Central Valley.
"When Viririana Covarrubias announced she was pregnant at 15, a family meeting was held. But she was merely a bystander.
Teen Success, Inc. is proud to honor 10 new recipients of the Teen Success, Inc. Scholarship this year. Every year, Teen Success, Inc. members and alumni can apply for a competitive college scholarship to pursue their post-secondary education. Since 2013, we've awarded 31 scholarships to teen mothers pursuing higher education.
Our graduating members have worked hard to become the best version of themselves, the best mother, student, employee and friend she can be.
Having a caring and trusted adult in one's life is a critical component of positive youth development. It is often something that many of us take for granted, but for many of the young mothers Teen Success, Inc. works with, their facilitators are the only caring adults in their lives. Facilitators play a tremendous role in the Ten Success, Inc. Program.
Empowering teen mothers, transforming lives