Teen Success, Inc. builds pathways to prosperity for two generations--young mothers and their children. We believe that education is the key factor in breaking the intergenerational cycle of poverty faced by young families. Teen Success, Inc. empowers young mothers to complete high school and persist through post-secondary education, and nurture their child's positive development to ensure the success of the whole family.
The mission of Teen Success, Inc. is to help underserved teen mothers and their children become educated, self-sufficient, valued members of society.
What We Do
Teen Success, Inc. empowers young women who become mothers as teens to achieve their full potential in school and as parents, so two generations thrive. We believe that education is the key to maximizing each person's potential and making communities strong. We know that when young mothers are given the right supports and access to opportunities, their families, neighborhoods, and society at large benefit.
Our two-generation approach involves partnering with young mothers to heal trauma, build skills and a future mindset, and address the barriers they face to being successful in school and in life. We support young mothers in finding solutions to challenges in order to achieve the following goals:
* Complete high school and post-secondary education, and
* Develop the knowledge and skills to nurture their child's positive development.
The young women Teen Success, Inc. works with are low-income, 94% are women of color, and many are from immigrant families. In addition to the challenges and stigma associated with being a young mother, Teen Success, Inc. members are faced with further complexities including housing instability; limited access to healthcare and reproductive health information; emotional and physical violence in their homes, relationships and communities; lack of access to affordable childcare; and racism and discrimination.
Teen Success, Inc. partners with families across California, in high poverty communities that have persistently high rates of teen pregnancy and parenthood, despite the overall decrease across the state over the past 20 years.