YoungLives Pittsburgh

Rating: 5 stars   5 reviews

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Location: 501 Jefferson Road Pittsburgh PA 15235 USA

Mission: YoungLives reaches out to pregnant teenage girls and teen mothers to give them direction, support, hope and healing.  This is accomplished through a one-on-one mentoring program with caring adult women who commit to investing in the lives of a teenager and her baby for one year.  These mentors offer unconditional love and friendship while modeling healthy parenting and life skills that promote personal growth and responsibility.

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

The dedication of the staff encourages teen mom's to actively learn about Christianity. Meeting Christ where they are now can change a new mom's entire life. These YoungLives are dramatically affected. Although many have heard the gospel, not until discussing life and Christ at Club did they realize how profoundly they could be affected. This is a choice they can make and things stop just happening to them. I have seen a young woman transformed from a reactionary victim to a proactive leader from an understanding of God's love for her. Bringing Jesus to teens to help break the cycle of teen pregnancy only makes sense. I only wish I had more time to be more involved with YoungLives and their mission.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated, loving, sincere

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I had more time to spend with the girls.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

Rating: 5 stars  

14 people found this review helpful

As a person who helps out with grant writing, I have the wonderful opportunity to work with dedicated staff who have made it their lives to break the cycle of teen pregnancy and its associated problems. This is one of the best experiences I have ever had as a volunteer with a nonprofit organization. I also have had the great pleasure of getting to know some of the some young women who are recipients of the mentoring services of the organization. I have seen: Marriages have been restored, family relationships rekindled, personal goals pursued with fervor, etc. The bulk of this work is accomplished through the efforts of a network of volunteers. This experience for me has been a testament to the resilience of the human spirit. With unconditional love and unwavering support, most problems faced by youth today can be solved. A commitment of as little as 1-2 hours per week that make a difference in a teengers life.

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help teen mothers focus on their personal goals to become self actualized individuals who would break the generational cycle of poverty and its associated problems.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

YoungLives Pittsburgh provides an opportunity for teen mothers to get together for fun, food and fellowship while adult volunteers watch their precious babies. This experience for me has been truly wonderful as one of the baby sitters. The hard working staff deserves recognition and praise for long hours spent making life a little easier and more fun for these teen moms. Through YoungLives teen moms get to be teenagers once a month! Millie

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

fund raising, as a prayer partner and attending annual fund raising events when the girls talk about what YoungLives has done for them

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

taking care of the beautiful babies!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

truly loving and dedicated women

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

reach out to more and more teen moms and change lives.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

Rating: 5 stars  

16 people found this review helpful

I have seen girls' lives turned completely around. Young moms in abusive relationships, without basic parenting skills, and lacking any sense of direction to their lives, have become self-directed, confident, and educated, and are pursuing healthy goals and relationships.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing how effectively the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of these young mothers and their children are met. The resulting changes in their view of life and of their place in it are simply amazing. Their true needs are powerfully met

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

Rating: 5 stars  

15 people found this review helpful

The best thing about this program is the commitment of the individual mentors to the young teenage mothers and their concern for them. Showing that they care and being there through thick and thin means so much.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

committed to serving the young mothers and their children

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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