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
have a strong support network
are better equipped to parent
have hope for their future
improved self esteem
obtained financial literacy skills
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.
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)