Pregnant and parenting teen moms up to/including age 21.
A support group for pregnant and parenting young moms.
Teen Success members meet weekly for two hours in Visalia and Tulare to expand their support network. Teen Success encourages members to reach their goals, complete their high school education and maintain their family size. Teen Success provides a venue for members to gain access to information and resources that will help them reach their goals. Child care is provided for all of the meetings and each participant receives a $10 weekly stipend, as well as a $50 bonus every 10 weeks.
Great support for new moms to become involved in a supportive sisterhood, gain valuable knowledge, resources and experiences, learn about reproductive health and justice, and gain access to future opportunities.
“I am very thankful for ACT because I am a 17 year old teen mother. Before I joined Teen Success I wasn’t going too far in life. I didn’t have plans or goals to look forward to. Teen Success really helped me make a plan and goals for myself. The program has helped me look forward to my future and to do bigger and better things with my life. Thank you Teen Success!” - Anissa Carrisalez, Teen Success member
The primary objectives of the Teen Success Program are:
To provide support for pregnant and parenting teen moms to finish their high school education;
To aid participants in setting goals and obtaining them;
To educate teen moms about maintaining their current family size until they are ready for more children;
To provide an opportunity for participants to engage and interact with other young women in a similar place and to provide mentoring to all of them to achieve their full potential.
The Teen Success program is implemented in partnership with Teen Success Incorporated, teensuccess.net