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.
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…
May 28, 2019, San Jose | La Raza 93.3 interviewed Kassandra Perez, Teen Success, Inc. Graduate and two-time Scholarship Recipient and Diana Heinrich, Teen Success, Inc. Communications and Marketing Manager.
Kassandra and Diana were on 93.3's show "Contacto Con La Raza" with host, Enlil Garcia. Listen to the full interview in Spanish here.
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!)
MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
As many of you know, Teen Success, Inc. is growing! This fall, we opened new programs in Sacramento, Madera, and Reno, NV and are increasing the number of young mothers and children we are serving in San Jose and Bakersfield.
Our Advocates have been hard at work ensuring that all young mothers have the support and resources they need to graduate high school and continue their education, as well as the skills to help their children thrive. Since our program year began in July, we have already served 208 young families across California and Northern Nevada!
All of us at Teen Success, Inc. are excited to be empowering more young mothers to achieve their full potential in school and in life, so their children also thrive. Thank you for standing with young mothers and helping them create a pathway out of poverty for two generations!
Karin Kelley, Executive Director, Teen Success, Inc.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 10, 2018
Gala honoring Rebecca Q. “Becky” Morgan, California State Senator 1984-1993, Silicon Valley philanthropist and thought leader, President of the Morgan Family Foundation, and founder of the non-profit Teen Success, Inc.
(PALO ALTO, CA) – An Evening Honoring Becky Morgan, celebrates the life and successes of former California State Senator and Silicon Valley Philanthropist Becky Morgan. The event’s proceeds will benefit Teen Success, Inc., a nonprofit serving high school age mothers and their children that was founded by Morgan in 2011.
The gala takes place October 16, 2018 at the University Club of Palo Alto and will be attended by her family, friends, fellow philanthropists, and Silicon Valley community and business leaders.
Teen Success, Inc. has reached an important growth moment. This year we completed an intensive three-year transformation of our program for young mothers and their children, as part of the PropelNext program, an initiative of the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation.
We’ve come out a smarter, stronger, and more impactful organization with a renewed focus and even more passion to serve young mothers and their children with the best of the best. We now serve teen mothers and their children across California in Oakland, Redwood City/East Palo Alto, San Jose, Salinas, Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield/Lamont, Madera, Sacramento and Reno, Nevada.
By: Alexandra Hill, San Jose Advocate, and featuring Rosalinda R., Lesly H., Liliana V., and Tania G., Teen Success, Inc. Participants
Leadership opportunities are essential for any young person, they help them develop character, gain marketable skills, and seize new opportunities as they come their way. The challenges young mothers face, from transportation to access to extracurricular activities, are compounding and they don’t often get opportunities to develop their leadership skills, yet they are so critical to her and her child’s success in school and in life.
“I think it’s important for young moms to have leadership opportunities because it helps us learn how to plan things out and be more independent.” – Rosalinda, Participant Planning Committee Member, San Jose
By: Julia Brown , Participant, Teen Success, Inc. Visalia and Rosa Merida, Teen Success, Inc. Advocate, Visalia
“I deserve the same maternity leave as an adult with a job, because school is my job,” said 17-year-old Julia Brown in her testimony to the California State Assembly in April, 2018.
Julia, a young student and mom from Visalia, California, testified in front of the Assembly in favor of measure AB 2289, the Young Parents Right to Education Act. Her son, Jordan, was only 6 weeks old at the time.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 4, 2018
Media Contact: Becka Ross | (408)263-8330 ext. 105 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Rising Above, Teen Success, Inc.’s 6th Annual Scholarship Luncheon, celebrates 10 outstanding
young mothers going to college with a Teen Success, Inc. Scholarship.
(PALO ALTO, CA) – Rising Above, Teen Success, Inc.’s 6th Annual Scholarship Luncheon,
celebrates 10 outstanding young mothers going to college with a Teen Success, Inc. Scholarship.
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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.
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Get In Touch With Us
Headquarters & Bay Area Office
Sobrato Center for Nonprofits
508 Valley Way, Milpitas, CA 95035
Main: (408) 263-8330
Central Valley Office
2909 Tulare Street, Fresno, CA 93721