LifeCoach

Instilling confidence and opportunity for teen moms changing generations to come

Teen moms face monumental challenges, typically with no support system. Fristers advocates for teen moms, ages 13-25, and offers a holistic approach to help them build healthy and stable lives and families.

Developing relationships and a support network can make the difference between failure and success for a teen mom. LifeCoach provides this, as well as essential life and parenting skills for young moms.

Parent Surveys Reveal

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have a strong support network

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are better equipped to parent

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have hope for their future

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improved self esteem

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obtained financial literacy skills

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developed time management skills

LifeCoach objectives are to:

Promote healthy pregnancies and reduce postpartum depression

Increase number of moms continuing their education

Increase self-reliance and transition to independent living

Decrease number of unplanned births and STD's

Educate teen moms about healthy relationships

Share community resources

Improve mental health and well being

Provide parenting education

Teach goal setting

Introduce college and vocational training opportunities

LifeCoach - Our Impact

 

With Fristers support, teen moms are graduating high school, enrolling in college and vocational training, getting their driver’s license, securing employment, learning how to be responsible, caring parents, and finding hope for their future.

Erin's Story

As a pregnant teen, I was told a lot of things. "You won't be able to finish school. You'll never be able to support yourself.  You've ruined your life. How could you let this happen? Are you not with the dad? No one wants a girl with baggage. You're damaged goods." Encouraging stuff, no?

I also faced a lot of very real statistics that made these things seem depressingly true:

  • Only half of the teen parents graduate high school (...well, got that one done already.)
  • Only two percent of teen parents get a degree by age 30. (...30? I won't finish college for the next 11 years?)
  • My kid will have double the rate of a prison sentence or become a teen parent themselves. (...guilt, guilt, guilt)

The list goes on...

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