Children: Our Ultimate Investment

Rating: 4.82 stars   11 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Education, Health, Reproductive Rights

Location: 13300 Victory Blvd. #357 Van Nuys CA 91401 USA

Mission: Our mission is to educate and prepare our youth to reach their full potential through programs that address teen pregnancy prevention, non-violent parenting, life skills, continued education and job opportunities.
Results: Presently we are working closely with the LAUSD for approval of our T&T curriculum as a supplemental Health course, and are forging a partnership with the LAPD as a community referral program so as to offer Teens and Toddlers in more locations. We continue to produce our new quarterly e-newsletter and send out 2-3 grant requests per month. We are working hard to expand our reach and are currently looking to recruit a new board member based in Los Angeles County.
Target demographics: at risk youth between 15 - 19 years old
Direct beneficiaries per year: 23 teens and 23 toddlers
Geographic areas served: Los Angeles County: Venice Beach, Lincoln Heights, Temescal Canyon and Hollywood
Programs: the Teens & Toddlers program.
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

Children: Our Ultimate Investment, a non-profit established in 1978 by the humanitarian, author and social activist Laura Huxley addresses the problems of at-risk teenagers through Teens & Toddlers programs that educate and guide adolescents toward positive life choices. The teens care for and interact with infants and toddlers; learn through pragmatic experience and classroom instruction how to prevent irresponsible sexual activity and premature parenthood. The Teens & Toddlers program, for the past thirty years in the U.S. and the past fifteen years in England, has helped to reduce the statistics of teenage pregnancies. Laura Huxley had a vision of the "possible human being" and Children: Our Ultimate Investment is a step toward that goal.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Children: Our Ultimate Investment is a wonderful nonprofit. I have seen the main program, Teens & Toddlers change the lives of young people in a profound and unexplainable way. I have seen rival gang members find compassion in one another because of Teens & Toddlers as well as broken families become reunited because of the communication skills teens learn through the program.

If everyone saw what I see that Children: Our Ultimate Investment can do for at risk teens, COUI would never have to ask for a donation again!

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I have personally experienced the results of this organization by participating in the Teens & Toddlers program and seeing first hand the kids whose lives it has changed.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find a way for COUI to afford a Grant Writer and more staff to help with exposure and expansion.

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Life-changing

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