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.
I don't live in the Chicago area, but I don't have to in order to know the kind of powerful impact Lillian Harris and AFAM is having on people. Dealing with adolescent moms is one of those subjects that everybody likes to talk about to make themselves feel good, but few are willing to roll up their sleeves and dig in the trenches to provide hands on help. Ms. Harris is one of those rare ones who exemplifies her passion with intelligent, inspired and effective action.
I've been to some of the advocates for adolescent mother's events supporting the founder/my sister Lillian Harris and they are amazing! Everyone always has a great time and just to see the passion my sister has for this inspires me! Great organization! And I believe a great help for the community.
I am a supporter of the work and the mission of AFAM. it is truly a worthy cause. They have done an awesome job of finding ways to cintribute while staying true to their mission and purpose. The founder has the passion, drive amd ethics to continually grow this organization.
I have had the pleasure of knowing the founder of AFAM most of my life and her passion and drive only seems to grow stronger with the years. I truly believe there is no obstacle to big for the members of this organization to hurdle. The help and strength thru provide the young women is special and very much needed. I will support there cause as long as I am able to do so.
Advocates for Adolescent Mothers is an organization dedicated to providing mentor-ship and resources to young mothers. I find it greatly encouraging that this organization seeks to uplift those parents, and through counseling and workshop help prevent the incursion of debt that seems to inhibit young parents from succeeding. AMFAM helps break down the barriers that would impede the progression of these valuable young minds and instigates potential, something that is DESPERATELY needed in today's society.
The work of an NFP organization is often best felt through the passion of its founders and leadership. Lillian Harris has always been an exemplary woman, moving with style and grace to build a special organization that is built on the premise of her own life experience. She is always making sure that we know whats going on with AFAM and is a great representative for this cause.
The young mothers that she works with are the producers of our future and this type of work is critical to society as a whole. I support!!!
There are so many amazing reviews of AFAM as an organization (all of which I agree with 100%) that I want to take a minute and talk about its founder - Lillian Harris. I met Ms. Harris at a conference earlier this year and was blown away by her passion, courage, and determination. She is as wonderful a person as she is a leader. There are a lot of great non-profits out there but it is rare that you find an organization with a great mission, great services, AND an awe-inspiring leader! Kudos to AFAM. I wish them continued success in all that they do.
Advocates for Adolescent Mothers is a wonderful resource for teenage moms to excel in their futures! I love the fact that they have a scholarship program, which can truly impact the direction in which a teen mom will take when considering how she will pursue a higher education. I am excited to see how this organization will grow long-term!
Advocates for Adolescent Mothers is a breath of fresh air for teen moms! I was blessed to have lunch with the founder Ms. Lillian Harris & she is God sent! Her compassion & positive enegy is contaigious. I left wanting to be apart of AFAM. I believe that same spirit that flows through the founder is flowing through AFAM. I give this organization an easy 5 stars. I stand behind the mission of Empowering Teen Moms. I look forward to volunteering in the very near future!
AFM is a breathe of fresh air to a subject that is in great need. In a day were teen pregenancy is at an all time high as well as being indorsed by through networks and their shows, an organization which attacks the issue in the way it is needed to the community is God sent.
AFAM is a great nonprofit organization for teen mothers. Teen pregnancy can be a burden both mentally and socially. Words can’t begin to express the guidance and support that is offered through the leaders of this organization.
I was a teen mom and although my mom was a great support, I recognize the need for teen and adolescent moms to have an organization and people in there corner where they can be the primary focus. Advocates for Adolescent Mothers is a great organization that caters to the needs of the teen moms and helps them to stay on track and lets them know that their life can still be a success story despite the challenges of being a young and/or adolescent mother.
AFAM is a great nonprofit organization for adolescent mothers to have in their corner. I too was a teen mom without any resources to utilize back in the 80's. God Bless AFAM ministry....
AFAM is a great organization which I personally know was put together by someone who experienced first hand what it is like to be in the shoes of a teen parent. Her experiences has made her not only invest but also put a great deal of dedication into this organization. She is very committed in becoming a great advocate for those who may need the help that AFAM provides and I know that this organization will not only help the teen parents but also the children of the teen parents and their children"s children. This organizations will have an effect on many lives which is ultimately making a difference in the world.
AFAM has participated in Park Forest Youth Day event and provided a wealth of knowledge to those attending. The many services the organization has provided to the young women in the communities has served to strengthen their character, give them a bigger vision and shed positive focus in transitional years of their lives.