My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Advocates for Adolescent Mothers, Chicago, IL, USA
This organization is a great source that encourage a at risk population ie adolescent parents to further thier education, what is more empowering than that. Adolescent parents mainly the ladies are usually wrote off in this society. This organization goal is to help lift thier heads and spirits, to show them it's not over you can still do great things, especially through education. As a volunteer at last year 2010 celebration I saw first hand how this encouragement lifted spirits. As the founder Lillian Harris annouced the young ladies who would be attending college in the fall the audience were elated and the young ladies appeared proud. A spirit is a terrible thing to waste let's keep these adolescents encouraged. Get involved. You will be surprised how great you feel and what great things can happen when you give others the opportunity to do thier best. What a wonderful feeling to know you were a part in assisting an adolescent parent to achieve their goal in spite of.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I have experience joy pure joy in knowing that even 1 life has been changed for the better and I had a part in it.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Hope to raise enough money to give larger scholarships to the recipents and give the other adolescent parents some assistance sometimes just buying one book or carfare on week can make a difference.