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
I volunteered for this wonderful program several years ago and found the experience to be so rewarding. I loved working with the students, learning about their concerns and issues and helping them to understand the importance of community, self respect and genuine regard for others. What a great time I had watching the high school kids playing with and taking care of the young children! It's a fabulous program and a treasure to be sustained.