Op4G's Non-Profit of the Month: Advocates for Adolescent Mothers!

AFAMEach year in the US, over 300 000 babies are born to teenage mothers. Often, these mothers struggle to complete their education and are vulnerable to abuse, stress, and social isolation. Thus, Op4G is pleased to reveal that our Non-Profit of the Month is Advocates for Adolescent Mothers.

Founded by Lillian Harris, a former teen mother who experienced homelessness during college, AFAM is committed to providing young parents with the tools, resources, and support needed to escape poverty and prevent child abuse. To this end, the non-profit has distributed over 200 backpacks of school supplies and toiletries to young parents. It has provided over 600 toys and 300 coats to homeless young mothers and their children. Finally, AFAM has established an Educational Empowerment Program that offers mentoring, workshops, and financial support to young mothers in college.

For these efforts, AFAM has earned recognition as a Top-Rated Women’s Nonprofit since 2011. It has also maintained silver status in the GuideStar Exchange Program since 2013. To learn more about AFAM, and how you can help, please click here.

Photo credit: Jamie Solorio
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