IR Charity Training Sessions Serves…
Meet Terrilee Stevenson, the Executive Assistant supporting the Lead Pastor and Executive team at The Crossing.
The Community Organization highlighted this week is…
Fristers (Teen Pregnancy Ministry) is a nonprofit founded and operated on Christian principles that is dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty and abuse within the teen mom population by providing education, access to resources, role models and support to teen age mothers and their children. To accomplish our mission, Fristers offers the LifeCoach weekly program for teen moms, pregnant or parenting, within the ages of 13-24, and the Kidsters Childcare and School Readiness program for their children, ages 0-7.
LifeCoach addresses the unique needs of teen mothers and provides them with education, access to resources, role models and support. Participants attend a 32 week program that includes classroom teaching, relationship-building activities, one-to-one coaching, and group projects and field trips.The Kidsters Childcare and School Readiness Program is designed to nurture and teach the children, while giving teen mothers a safe childcare option so that they can fully devote themselves to learning and growing during the LifeCoach program.
Their Biggest Success Story so far…
Well, Fristers will just be coming to The Crossing for the first time in September 2014, so right now we are in the process of recruiting volunteers for the program and teen moms to attend. Biggest success would have to be that we have had 3 pregnant teen moms come into the office to sign up for the program starting in September.
Why be involved?
I feel called to Fristers, in part, because I feel like I have been given much: grew up in a healthy, Christian family with good role models in my parents, an amazing husband and 3 incredible kids. I have a heart to help these girls to move past their circumstances and succeed in life, to be more than what most people expect of them, to help them see that they matter and that God loves them more than they know.
Support Fristers, and many other GO Ministries & Community Programs by attending IR’s Charity Training Session every Saturday at 10am!
With a suggested $10 donation to attend, this is by far the most mutually beneficial hour of your week!!
To learn more about Fristers, visit – http://www.fristers.org/