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  • Imagine Being a Teenager

    …with no home, no family, no support, and you have a young child. You suddenly face a reality that you never imagined you would face. You feel your role and the expectations from society and you feel the pressures on yourself. It’s frightening, it’s confusing, and it can seem that everything has come to an everlasting hold. You want to keep it a secret because even now, there is every chance that you will be shamed and given less opportunity. You could be laughed at, made to feel less than, be disowned by family, friends and the wider community all because of an unplanned pregnancy. You are a statistic that is being ignored.

    Only 40% of teen mothers graduate from high school and fewer than 2% graduate from college by the age of thirty. Teen mothers are essentially left out of the prominent educational systems, and because of this they go through great emotional and psychological pressure, financial stress and most devastatingly, they are most vulnerable to become victims of the poverty cycle. Young single moms and their children are the largest growing homeless demographic in America. We aim to break this cycle.

    Being a teenager is hard enough, but …

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  • 2017 Reciepient

    Congratulations to our 2107 My Young Mother recipient Janet Rodas!  Janet is a recent graduate from Fast Forward Charter High School.  Janet will be starting her Medical Office Administration program at BATC in the spring.  She will receive a BATC scholarship to cover tuition and fees, a $1400 cash award to help expenses and a supply of diapers and wipes ( a very big expense).

     

    We would also like to thank Dr. Michael Draper, U Of U Dept. Of Ob/Gyn for his generous support!!…

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  • Diaper Drive

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    The 2017 Diaper Drive has concluded.  Led by the USU America Reads Tutors, in 11 of our local public schools, the diaper drive produced a little over 1800 diapers, 25 boxes of wipes, a baby blanket and bath towel, a car seat cover, and a $45 gift card to Macey’s! Diapers are very expense ($50 to $75 or more per week) and absolutely necessary.  There is no federal, state, or local assistance in the area of baby needs and having a supply of diapers is one of the best gifts a young mother can receive. Thank you tutors and after school clubs for your support!!!…

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  • Smile on Your Sister

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    On February 4, 2017 My Young Mother hosted their annual fundraising event, “Smile on Your Sister”! An all Women for Women (men invited too) music and art show featuring some of Logan’s most talented Women artists and musicians. All proceeds went to the My Young Mother scholarship fund to help a local young mother (a senior in one of our local high schools) attend Bridgerland Applied Technology College in the program of her choice. Caffè Ibis donated some wonderful coffee and hot chocolate and we successfully raised $260. We also received more than a handful of donations to the diaper drive at the door and Natural Grocers made a significant donation of diapers and wipes.

    Donations are gladly accepted here on our web site, or contact Gracie in the contact section.  Single young mothers and their children are the largest growing homeless population in Utah.  Education can change this.  There is so much debate on planned parenthood, pro-life, pro-choice… but there is exactly no help from the state or federal government for young single mothers.  Help us help someone out!!…

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  • 2016 Young Mother Recipient

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    This is Athena Jensen, her 6 month daughter Naomi and her fiancé Kyle. She is our 2016 my young mother recipient. She is 17 and a graduate from fast forward high school. She was 16 when she got pregnant and still graduated a year early!! She has now gone through the application process from Bridgerland, and is officially on the waiting list to start the medical assisting program!…