Target demographics: children, teen moms, andsingle/young parents
Direct beneficiaries per year: 285 children and single moms, plus two single teen dads!
Geographic areas served: 5 counties in the greater Sacramento area
Programs: a long term life plan and a match with a mentor-advocate, educational support, early literacy and reading programs, nutritional support, essential resources to work out of poverty to attain a position of financial self-sufficiency. All mentees are required to return the assistance by becoming a mentor resource for upcoming children and families.
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I LOVE going into the classrooms and working with the littlest ones who are so excited about the books we bring to them every month! They love the story we read to start the day, and then they get to go over the the Little Engine That Could a choose a book of their very own -- a book to keep forever! The children are so very grateful, and my heart is filled with joy!