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.
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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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.

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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