How can we, as individuals, as a community, rise up to eradicate racism?
We start on the inside. We all need to continue to look inside at our own biases because it is within ourselves that we must first demolish the beliefs that make us feel lesser than and make us look at other people as lesser than – what are we holding against others from the moment we see them?
Recognizing our own shortcomings is incredibly difficult, but to make change happen we must look within and take the next right action.
Injustice is dominating the headlines and our social media feeds and it makes it seem as though the dream of justice is only that, a dream. But it’s imperative that we cultivate our belief in taking the next right action.
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Without financial support, young families are bearing the brunt of the worst long-term effects of the pandemic, from developmental delays on their children due to stress, food insecurity, and homelessness, to potentially lowering earnings across their lifetime for both mother and child due to inability to stay in school and support their child’s learning.
Cash for College: How Educational Stipends are Going to Help Young Mothers Stay in College and Even the Playing Field
Free downloadable infographic shows the challenges young mothers face to finish their education and how the Teen Success, Inc. program helps.
Kicking off on #GivingTuesday 2020, Teen Success, Inc.’s Board of Directors invests in breaking the cycle of poverty for young families; All donations matched through the end of 2020 up to $65,000
MILPITAS, CA, November 30, 2020 – Teen Success, Inc.’s Board of Directors takes a stand for educational equity and young families of color by matching all donations made to Teen Success, Inc. through December 31, 2020. The $65,000 matching campaign kicks off on December 1, in conjunction with #GivingTuesday, a national day of giving where everyone can make a difference.
Teen Success, Inc. empowers young mothers to graduate high school, pursue post-secondary education, and break the cycle of poverty for themselves and their children.
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Teen Success, Inc. Advocates educate program participants in the stages of early child development so that they can approach their doctors with the right questions and thereby make answering these forms more effective.
CHILDCARE ACCESSIBILITY SIGNALS THE WEALTH AND EDUCATION GAP IN CALIFORNIA
This issue is exasperated when young mothers are single. Many wait months, even years, on subsidized childcare waitlists, and the majority of these do not accept infants and/or require children to be potty trained. This means that for the first two years of the child’s life, a young mom has to rely on family to help if she is to be able to make any investment in her future beyond high school.
Parenting teens are one of the youth populations at highest risk for not finishing their high school education or pursuing a post-secondary education. Only 38% of young mothers graduate from high school and less than 2% of them complete college by the age of 30.
In California, those who don’t graduate from high school earn annually less than half of the amount considered the state’s living wage of $57,096.
(MILPITAS, CA) – Teen Success, Inc. announces incoming Board Co-Chairs, Madonna Bolano and Ellen Moir, succeeding Nancy Heinen’s four years of service as Board Chair.
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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They're also experiencing increases in both mental health challenges and parenting stress. Many were already struggling to stay on top of classes and connected to school, which is now proving to be even harder with distance learning. On top of the increasing demand for technology their education requires (but doesn’t provide), they’re also caring for their children full-time because the daycares they counted on at school are closed.
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Free Downloadable Infographic of Teen Success, Inc. Program
Getting Low-Income Youth Through COVID-19
Empowering teen mothers, transforming lives
Teen Success, Inc. empowers young mothers to complete high school and persist through post-secondary education while nurturing their child’s positive development to ensure the success of the whole family.
Donate at https://teensuccess.networkforgood.com
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