We're outraged by the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Aubery – but just saying that, it’s simply not enough. To say that we're heartbroken for George’s wife and daughter – it’s not enough. We're grieving their loss and angry for having to do so, but, that's not enough.
We've been fighting for social justice for young mothers and it's time for a reckoning.
It might seem like educational equity is a different fight than the Black Lives Matter movement, but it isn't. We can't continue to sidestep the fact that ending the cycle of poverty won’t happen without also dismantling the institutions and policies that keep Black communities trapped.
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To Our Teen Success, Inc. Community:
This is a difficult time for our young families. The challenges and barriers they were facing as young parents before the health crisis remain, but now they are experiencing all of the additional challenges of the effects of COVID-19. Many of our young moms and their extended families have lost their jobs or are unable to work. We’re working on connecting them and their families to critical resources.
Pregnant, parenting, and nonparenting youth must have access to culturally relevant and gender-sensitive sexual and reproductive health services and educational, material, economic, and emotional support
Education and reproductive health care are equally important to the success of young families and while government rulings, lawsuits, and appeals around Title X may dominate the headlines today, let’s not forget the young parents who will ultimately suffer or benefit because of decisions made by people far removed from their stories, stories that ACR 201 seeks to bring to life and inform policy decisions.
National network unites Americans and high-impact nonprofits to break the cycle of poverty; All individual donations of up to $1,000 matched through the end of 2019
MILPITAS, CA, August 25, 2019 – Teen Success, Inc. is proud to announce its participation in Stand Together Foundation’s 'Giving Together' Initiative to raise awareness, inspire action and help people make a difference in communities across the country.
In honor of California Young Parents Day, August 25 – a day recognizing young parents’ dignity, right to education, and access to vital resources they need to become the best students, parents, and citizens they can be – Teen Success, Inc. reaffirms its commitment to empower young mothers to reach their full potential and is launching a campaign to raise $25,000 by December 31 through individual and matched funds from Stand Together Foundation.
From MilpitasBeat.com, June 19, 2019, by Rhoda Shapiro: Based in the Sobrato Center for Nonprofits in Milpitas, Teen Success, Inc. is making a tremendous impact in our community.
Not only is it empowering young moms to graduate from high school, but it’s breaking down the stigma associated with teen motherhood, while also helping to lift families out of poverty.
In our country, only 38% of teen moms graduate from high school. However, Teen Success, Inc. has a 93% graduation rate among teen moms who take their program.
In Episode 2 of our new podcast, The Bay Area Beat, we interviewed Diana Heinrich, the Communications and Marketing Manager for Teen Success, Inc, along with Sofia Jaquez, a young mom whose life has been transformed by completing the program and graduating from high school.
You can listen to their inspiring story below…
MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
By: Becka Ross, Director of Development and Communications, Teen Success, Inc.
Donating should be a fun and meaningful way to make a difference in the world, but how do you know if it's worth it and if you're making an impact?
These 3 easy steps will help you create your own Annual Charitable Giving Plan. Use it to guide you this holiday season and for years to come. (Want to know how to donate for free? Look for a bonus step at the bottom of this post!)
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Empowering teen mothers, transforming lives
The mission of Teen Success, Inc. is to help underserved teen mothers and their children become educated, self-sufficient, valued members of society.
Teen Success, Inc.
Sobrato Center for Nonprofits
508 Valley Way
Milpitas, CA 95035