40% of babies born to teens in foster care will be detained in the first years of life and enter the foster care system themselves
66% of babies born to teens will become teen moms
Together we can break this intergenerational cycle by providing these young parents with the education, resources and supportive community they deserve.
This month’s Raising Foodies was unlike any we’d ever experienced before. Kitchen healer Jules Blaine Davis prepared food for our young moms ahead of time. We spent less time in the kitchen and more time sitting with each other discussing our relationships to food and ways to reduce the stress associated with preparing meals. The produce 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. At the end of the night, the girls were gifted functional everyday baby essentials from our friends at b.box.
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.
Honored by Create & Cultivate
Alliance of Moms founders Yasmine and Jules were recently honored by Create & Cultivate in their first-ever Create & Cultivate 100 List. The list honors one-hundred women who are redefining the future of the workplace and the world.
Click here to read Yasmine & Jules' interview and learn about the other incredible women on the list.