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
This charity was the vision of Laura Huxley, the celebrated author and humanitarian. She realized that children play a special role in society due to the fact they they grow into their social group's leaders (and followers). An investment in the physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of children is an investment in the future of the planet. At a time in world history when Earth faces many crises -- ecological, political, and religious -- children are often the victims of povery, warfare, and ethnic strife. This is especially true of girls, who are undervalued, explotied, and abused in many parts of the world. If children are to become healthy adults, their childhood needs to be free from trauma and filled with joy, love, and intellectual and artistic stimulation. This was Laura Huxley's fervent hope, and mine as well. Stanley Krippner, Ph.D.