YoungMoms started as a program of The Garage Community & Youth Center in Kennett Square PA in the fall of 2010.
On January 1, 2016 we became our own 501(c) 3 non-profit organization.
Over the past 7 years YoungMoms has helped over 150 young women in our local community overcome challenges, achieve goals and create a more stable future for themselves and their families.
Who We Serve
Many of our participants face huge challenges: incomplete education, poverty, single parenthood, depression, and a general lack of options and opportunities.
Participants remain in the program between two and four years, allowing us to assist them in overcoming obstacles which might normally derail their progress in achieving goals.
This long-term investment makes YoungMoms unique and life-changing.
What We Do
YoungMoms equips participants with the skills, connections, and support to overcome obstacles and achieve goals.
Here, young moms can receive goal setting and planning, one-to-one mentoring, educational support and employment assistance, parenting education and development, case-management and referral to community resources, and monthly club meetings in Kennett and Oxford offering relationship building and life-skills instruction.
YoungMoms Community is a place where we are privileged to share in the joy of lives being transformed. Each day we plant seeds of hope. We see relationships strengthened, informed choices being made, success being tasted for the first time!
Read below to hear firsthand from our participants the impact YoungMoms has had on their lives.
SAFE + SECURE DONATIONSFinancial support from individuals, businesses, and foundations ensures our ability to improve the lives of teen moms and their children.
YOUNG MOMS BLOG
Save the date! The YoungMoms Annual Fundraising Brunch is on Saturday, March 10, 2018. The theme this year is “Inspiring Hope.” More information and tickets will be available soon.
There were many happy faces at the YoungMoms table at the Esperanza Festival on Saturday! Thank you so much to our awesome facepainters (YoungMoms participants Leslie & Rosa; YoungMoms graduate Thania, and volunteers Kelsey & Rachel)!!! Thank you also to Willowdale Chapel for inviting us to the Festival!
Oxford area YoungMoms participants gathered at Media Mennonite Church last Thursday to enjoy a meal and learn fun and simple activities they can do with their child. We sorted, counted, made bracelets and simple centerpieces out of Cheerios! One young mom shared, “Who knew that something so simple was great for different learning experiences for Read more about YoungMoms Oxford Club[…]
Tuesday night our YoungMoms participants learned about preparing healthy meals, feeding children at different ages and stages, and handling picky eaters. The young moms especially enjoyed creating their own Lunchables! Many thanks to Cindy of Penn State Extension Unit for the interactive and informative presentation, Julianne for photography, our meal providers Bev, Barb, Dianna, and Read more about September Kennett Club Night[…]
Thank you to La Comunidad’s Catherine, Lillian and Laura for joining us for our August YoungMoms Club meeting to discuss birth control methods. We had a great discussion and lots of questions & answers. The 21 young moms present also learned about local GED & ESL classes, training programs, MOPS groups, and Bible studies. Thank Read more about August YoungMoms Club[…]