I had the distinct pleasure of observing an Advocates of Adolescent Mothers workshop recently. The stories shared by the young mothers will always have a profound effect on me. What Advocates of Adolescent Mothers have been able to achieve with the young mothers is absolutely moving. Although I am not a single mother, I was able to pull inspiration from the young mothers in the workshop. I hope Advocates of Adolescent Mothers continues to make an impact in the community.
I have had the pleasure of seeing Lillian Harris's passion and work ethic first hand through partnering with Advocates for Adolescent Mothers to host their annual Holiday Party for mothers and children. She has boundless energy and enthusiasm for helping others and the mentoring relationships she's created ensure lasting benefit. We at Bubbles Academy & Whole Child Arts are honored to partner with and support Advocates for Adolescent Mothers wherever possible!
This is my forth year volunteering with AFAM and I can say that I haven't regretted one minute of the time that I shared. Working with the moms in the educational program in the workshops have been the most rewarding for me. Interacting with the young mothers, mentoring them, listening to their stories and watching them learn and develop into stronger moms makes you so excited.
As a volunteer with Advocates for Adolescent Mothers I have found that the organization to be focused and authentic in it's advocacy for, education of, and service to adolescent moms. It has been rewarding to work with AFAM because they have afforded me the opportunity to serve in an area that I am extremely passionate about.
I met Lillian Harris when she was a teenager before AFAM was birthed. Being such a determined individual who I viewed as always having a dream, a goal, a vision to strive for greatness, I marvel at the message she's made out of what society would have defined differently.
My reason for contributing to her cause is because I believe that the "VILLAGE" is STILL NECESSARY! Whatever we are able to do to build up our girls and show them that bigger opportunities are possible, we MUST DO, and this is my way of doing..
Assisting young moms, providing resources and exemplifying hope to young mothers in poverty is important to our communities.
AFAM has been and continues to be an organization that we support.
Review from Guidestar
I was once an teen mom, and didn't know of any nonprofit organizations such as this one that offered resources for young mothers in need. So I felt compelled to donate so that someone could benefit from the many resources that A.F.A.M has to offer. Overall this is a Great Organization, and I would be willing to volunteer or donate when needed!
Lillian has done an amazing job with the young adults she mentors and services. I am always inspired by her commitment to the girls as she truly puts all of her energy and heart into the program. We will continue supporting this great program.
I had the opportunity to work with AFAM over the last 3 years on a number of projects and Lillian Harris does an amazing job working with students who are on the brink. She builds up their esteem, teaches them responsibility, and presents real world solutions to what they are up against. If you are interested in being involved in an exceptional program, AFAM is definitely the one!
I have volunteered for AFAM for many years and each years things in this organization gets better. This organization searches and find ways to better the lives of young moms such as myself. Their is no other program like AFAM! Also, Lillian goes above and beyond to help young mothers exceed in life. She works extremely hard to find resources, scholarship, grants, housing and many other things so young women can be successful. She very dedicated to her organization which I love about her. Being apart of AFAM as a helping hand is one of the best decisions I ever made. I see great opportunity and success for AFAM in the future!
I financially support AFAM because it enables moms to help themselves and
gives them the tools they need to have a hope and future and vision for their lives. AFAM encourages these young moms to be an example so they can help others. Beverly S
I am a former adolescent mother herself, and i'm currently putting myself through college for the second time. I came to find out about AFAM from doing a paper on Overcoming Obstacles for my English class. I'm so glad i learned about this organization, and honestly, i wish that it was around when i was in my teens and . There are many NFPs that cater to teen parenthood prevention, but few that attempt to combat homelessness, poverty and abuse and promote furthering education and encouraging success the way that AFAM does. There are so many similarities in the founder and myself, and i'm so grateful that organizations like these exist, to give hope and encouragement where it is much needed. Teen moms shouldn't be the forgotten ones, the misfits, the judged. AFAM gives these girls and their families the opportunity to lead productive successful lives.
Love this organization! Currently enrolled and it's the best decision I made as a young mother. They truly help you in college and life. Make you plan and organize life time goals and accomplish them! Show you how to make time for school and being a mother. Nothing but positivity. I am honored to be accepted! Nothing but great recommendation as a student and a mother!
Since the inception of AFAM, we at SB Enterprises, Inc. (SBE) have always enjoyed watching their works and continued growth under the founders leadership. SBE has taken great pleasure in our donations to AFAM as contributions are distributed to assist teenage mothers in breaking the abuse and poverty cycle and replacing with empowerment, education, and sense of value and worth. Organizations such as AFAM must stay relevant and in existence due to the overwhelming need of the services they provide. We fully support AFAM and their efforts and urge others who are able, to also support this organization as they strive to achieve their mission.
Joining Advocates for Adolescent Mothers is one of the best things I've come across since starting college. Lilian is so supportive and gives the best advice. Her story and passion for AFAM is so inspiring. It makes me believe I can do it. I'm entirely grateful for meeting Lilan and joining AFAM, they support me and my son's dreams and are genuinely great people. They support and push us to beat all odds.
My name is Jessica Martinez and I am currently in the Advocates for Adolescent Mothers program and our first workshop was actually yesterday Saturday 16, 2017. It was very amazing working and sharing ideas with other young moms that are in the program as well. Also working with Lilian is nice because she understand what being a young mom is like because she has been in our shoes before and I trust her, and Lilian is a good listener she is like a second mom to me. I decided to join because when I meet Lilian at Malcolm X she told me all about the program and that she wants to help us young moms it made me feel special that there is a Scholarship for young moms and the money not only goes to school but for us and our babies which was a very smart idea and very rewarding for Lilian since us young moms dont have enough support or money to help our babies get their needs. I hope by writing this review it will encourage other young moms to join this organization because I want AFAM to continue on to their goal and I want AFAM to be a success in the future.
Meeting Lillian has been a blessing beyond measures. She is so passionate about her endeavors and helping young mothers and children. Serving as a member in the organization she make sure she keeps new innovative ways to make this organization notable everywhere.
I recently volunteered for AFAM to create their new brochure. The founder, Lillian Harris and I worked very well together. The response time was fine because she would let me know when she would respond back to me and she did. It was a positive experience for which we both got something out of it. She has a great brochure to hand out to promote her organization and I got a chance to get more brochure design experience. I learn a lot from this experience which is just because you have a child young, that doesn't mean you can't pursue your goals and dreams. I hope AFAM will be a continued success.
My experience with AFAM is as a volunteer at Roosevelt University and the organization is definitely important and needed in our City. The AFAM Infinite Legacy League had several events that I helped with to raise awareness and support the nonprofit. The founder is very diligent and organized which is what helps the organization thrive. My experience with the nonprofit as a whole was very rewarding and gave me insight into an organization that is doing work that not many nonprofits are doing.
AFAM is an amazing organization, I have personally witnessed the positive impact AFAM provides for young mothers. So many times we see nonprofits come and go but I know and believe Advocate for Adolescent Mothers is here to stay. AFAM is committed and invested in their mission by supporting teenage mothers and helping them to stay focused on education. I had the honor to be a part of the Lucheon Host Committee and the experience was richly rewarding to my heart.