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.
May 29, 2014 - Teen Success, Inc. held its second annual Scholarship Luncheon to honor three recipients of our 2014 scholarship for young mothers who are pursuing post-secondary education: Nancy from Orosi, LaMirra from Antioch, and Dominique from Richmond. They are strong, hardworking, young mothers achieving their goals and making a better life for themselves and their children. We are so proud of them!
Teen Success, Inc. is excited to take part in Silicon Valley Gives (SV Gives), Bay Area's first ever online giving day organized by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. The purpose of SV Gives is to unite our community in support of local philanthropic causes. This 24-hour online event will take place on the crowd funding site, Razoo. Check out our page.
A poem by Teen Success, Inc. member Veronica Delatorre from Fresno.
On September 21st I went in that day
Said in my mind,
The baby’s on her way,
By Ashly McGlone The Daily Review POSTED: 01/02/2014
"SAN LEANDRO -- Seventeen-year-old Dianne Baviera looks forward to graduating in June and going to college to study criminal justice so she might one day investigate and solve crimes. Before then, there are bottles to fill, diapers to change and pediatrician's appointments to attend for her increasingly active little one, Arabella."
"Baviera became a teen mother a year ago and is still learning what that means, all while keeping an eye on her aspirations."
By Peter Belden
The teen birth rate in the United States has declined to an all-time low, down by an amazing 52 percent since the early 1990s. And according to new analysis by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, a Hewlett grantee, there is even more good news. Taxpayers saved an estimated $12 billion in 2010 alone due to the nearly one-half decline in the teen birth rate between 1991 and 2010.
The National Campaign celebrated the remarkable progress made by the nation’s teens at a “52 and Falling” event on December 3. There were many exciting parts of the event, including a presentation on a fantastic TV show, East Los High. The event didn’t just cover the amazing progress from the past, it also included a discussion of what new additional strategies might keep the trend going.
12/3/13, Everything South City
Moms everywhere will attest to the fact that motherhood is a lot of work under any circumstances. But for teen moms it becomes even more difficult as they are still striving to reach their own basic goals such as finishing high school. Teen Success, Inc. has provided help for teen moms and Adriana Escobar has just announced that teen moms can remain in the program until they reach 21 years of age. This means moms can enroll up to the age of 20 so that they can complete their high school education and receive their diplomas (or equivalent).
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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.
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