Over 40% of girls in foster care will become pregnant by the age of 17
Their babies are 66% more likely to become teen parents
Together we can break this intergenerational cycle by providing these young parents with the education, resources and supportive community they deserve
On the 24th of September, nearly one hundred pregnant and parenting teens in foster care participated in Raising Baby with their children. AOM supporter Kristen Bell kicked off the day of empowering interactive workshops with an inspiring speech about her own experiences as a mother and the importance of showing up for your kids. Underserved foster youth engaged with parenting experts and learned practical tips about how to help develop their babies' brains during the critical first three years of life. While the young parents learned, Alliance of Moms member volunteers provided childcare for their kids. The youth left the life-changing event with almost $800 worth of goodies for their babies, all thanks to our generous donors and sponsors.
Our Raising Foodies is a program focused on the physical side of brain development: nutrition. We create a fun evening centered around cooking, motherhood, and community. Chef Courtney from Jon & Vinny’s led our Spring cooking class in May. She reminded our young moms that our hands are often the best "appliance" in the kitchen and gave practical advice to source affordable nutritious options at our local grocery stores. The food was generously donated by GrubMarket. Some AOM volunteers helped prepare the food and sat and enjoyed the meal with our girls while other AOM volunteers took care of their children.
Beyond Yoga Collection
We’re pleased to announce the launch of our new MOTHERLOVER line, brought to you by our friends at Beyond Yoga. Click here to order your very own tee, leggings, and tote from this special collection today! For every purchase, Beyond Yoga donates $5 to our work with young moms in foster care. Thank you to member Leslie Bruce, former foster youth ambassador Junely Merwin, and co-founder Kelly Zajfen for helping us push this fun new line.