It's no secret that the teen years can be tough. And for some girls, the standard turbulent emotions and raging hormones are just a small part of the struggle.
- They are girls who have had a baby and are parenting alone...
- Who are pregnant and considering their options...
These girls need a little extra help. These girls need a person to come alongside them, bringing compassion, advice and spiritual direction. Someone who won't cast stones, but will write a message of hope in the sand.
What is YoungLives?
YoungLives is a unique cutting edge non-profit Christian organization designed to EMPOWER and EQUIP teen moms to become productive citizens in the community. A program that teams up with mature Christian women to provide teen girls in crisis with timely encouragement, guidance and ongoing support.
We meet the Second Saturday and the fourth Monday of every month in Albany Park. Right now we are meeting with girls from Roosevelt High School on the North/NW side of Chicago. Once a month we have CLUB, with lunch, games, baby-wearing dance, lots of laughs, arts and crafts, and a Gospel message that relates to the girls and their place in life. Once a month we do CAMPAIGNERS - which is a safe place to talk about life and learn more about God through relationships and the Bible. We provide childcare for both Club and Campaigners. Once a month the Mentors get together for training and encouragement. The Advocate Team meets quarterly.
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- 4-12 hours a month