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.
In the city of San Jose alone, it's estimated that almost 40% of their student population doesn't have computers or access to the internet (The Mercury News).
We’re adapting daily to better serve our participants and meet their needs at whatever stage they may be personally and as mothers. We increased our focus on supporting basic needs and safety, so they can get through this time and continue on their educational journeys.
Here’s a short list of some of the adaptations we’ve made:
Through these challenging times, we remain as committed as ever to supporting young mothers and their children on their pathways to prosperity.
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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.
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