The Teen Parenting Village international Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization operated out of South Miami Dade County that caters to teen parents between the ages of 15 to 23. Our mission is to transition teen student parents from dependency on the foster care system to self-sufficiency. To accomplish this goal, we provide a home environment that promotes responsibility and independence for student parents aging out of the foster care system We are also expanding our prestigious program to teen student parents that are not affiliated with the foster care system and bore children out of wedlock. Our primary goal is to produce law abiding, productive, tax paying citizens to reduce spending. Our values of integrity, commitment, respect, responsibility, and trust are woven into the fabric of our existence.
The Matching Dollars Campaign began as a challenge, so we are seeking philanthropic individuals or foundations to contribute to our campaign goal of $100,000 dollars by acquiring 100 $1000 donors, 200 $500 donors, or 500 $200 donors to contribute to our worthy cause.
-To move our participants from welfare-to work
-To ensure that each participant pursues a high school diploma/GED with the intent of pursuing an education at an institution of higher education/vocational training to establish a career path
-To prepare them for the first homebuyers’ program to foster stability for their families
-To provide each teen student parent mandatory parenting classes/workshops/seminars
-To provide job training, job readiness, and job/career placement
-To recruit and mentor non-custodial teen parents and custodial teen student parents to build healthy relationships, establish co-parenting relationships, and child bonding
-To encourage healthy choices and an avoidance of partaking in premarital risky behaviors
-To facilitate classes and workshops that assist with being self-reliant; i.e. financial literacy, mentoring, personal banking, etc.
-To help start checking/savings accounts for each teen parent
FOR YOUR INFORMATION:
According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Florida spent about $935 million in federal and state funds under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). As taxpayers, our dollars are allocated to support these families by providing them with cash assistance, food stamps, Medicaid, and other transitional and support services. Our program aims to reduce dependence on government programs and encourage independence which in turn will free up tax dollars for other purposeful agendas such as education.
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