Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Mothering the Mother: Supporting and Loving Our Young Mamas!

I am very excited to announce The partnership that has been created between Cyesis and Everyday Baby! 

Let me tell you a little bit about the Cyesis program! 

"The CYESIS Program goes back to 1978 when a group of concerned citizens and community agencies saw the need for an educational program for pregnant and parenting teens. Students are able to stay in school, knowing their babies are in a safe environment. The CYESIS Program influenced the State of Florida's decision to guarantee all teen parents the right to an education with additional services available to assist them in the health and care of raising a child.
Today, Sarasota County offers a strong teen parent program with on-site childcare at the Riverview High School campus and at the North Port High School campus."

Being the daughter of a teen mother, I know and understand the struggle firsthand. I watched my mother as she strived for her education. When she was in high school, they did not have a program like this and as a result she had to drop out of school. 

I am excited to have the opportunity to mentor, teach and assist these young mothers!

We need your help! As you can imagine, running a program like this is very costly. Some of the young ladies have a real needs and "even $5 is a LOT to some of these mamas"! 

How can you help? We are going to be coming up with a few creative ways but in the meantime the current needs are; any double strollers, any used baby carriers and lastly any donations for breast pumps! 

If you are interested in assisting us or partnering, please let us know! 

You can contact Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Suncoast to become a mentor or volunteer! These young ladies need positive people in their lives. Why not you? 


1 comment:

  1. Right on Christian!!! I am so glad to have you on board!