Younglives Pittsburgh

Rating: 5 stars   5 reviews


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.
Results: In under two years of operation, more than 50 girls and their babies have already been positively impacted by the work of this ministry in t heir lives.  Some of their accomplishments include: 1 teen mom earned her GED, 2 earned their driver’s licenses and bought their first cars, 2 have completed their first year of college, 3 girls are enrolled in vocational schools, 3 have left physically abusive relationships, 3 teen moms are becoming “junior mentors”, 6 graduated from high school in 2009, 6 became certified in adult & infant CPR, 8 teen moms moved into their own apartments, 10 earned YMCA memberships by regularly attending Bible study, 19 teen moms have found part-time employment, and 30 teen moms attended budgeting, parenting, nutrition, and/or prenatal classes.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 25 teen moms
Geographic areas served: Pittsburgh and surrounding areas
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