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Advocates for Adolescent Mothers Overview
Advocates for Adolescent Mothers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and social enterprise committed to empowering young parents by providing them with the tools, resources, and support needed to break the cycle of poverty, establish prosperity, and prevent child abuse.
Advocates for Adolescent Mothers is most proud of our Educational Empowerment Grant Initiative due to its strong potential to accomplish our mission to break the poverty cycle among families headed by young parents. Through the Educational Empowerment Grant Initiative, young parents have the opportunity to earn a monetary grant up to the amount of $500, receive mentoring, and participate in bi-monthly workshops throughout the academic year that impart knowledge about managing the roles of being a parent and college student. This program is still in the piloting phase, and we are entering our second year in 2012.
Through our toy drive, we collect and donate toys to the children of homeless young mothers at Christmas time.
Through our signature event, the Back to School Celebration, we have provided approximately 100 young parents with backpacks that contained school supplies and toiletries.
The purpose of Advocates for Adolescent Mothers’ Back to School Celebration is to promote education and encourage young parents to return to school. Our Back to School Celebration is the only Chicago event to offer this level of much needed support to young parents.
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I've been to some of the advocates for adolescent mother's events supporting the founder/my sister Lillian Harris and they are amazing! Everyone always has a great time and just to see the passion my sister has for this inspires me! Great organization! And I believe a great help for the community...
I joined Advocates for Adolescent Mothers(AFAM) in the Summer of 2011. Since then I have had multiple opportunities to share my story as a teen mom and student, as well as benefit from multiple opportunities with the organization. AFAM has provided parenting resources, which have helped promote a ...
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I have worked with AFAM for over 8 years doing back to school health fairs for young women and children. It was a pleasure working with such a strong independent, leader and outspoken person of AFAM I hope her and her organization for helping young women with children reach the highest milestone for...
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