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Local Brooklyn Charity Opens it's Doors in Bedstuy to Help Teen Moms Escape Poverty

Local Brooklyn Charity, A Young Mother's D.R.E.A.M., Opens it's Doors in Bedstuy to Help Teen Moms Escape Poverty Brooklyn, NY Nov 26, 2012 – A Young Mother's D.R.E.A.M. is working to help young mothers 16-23yrs old complete their education.

PRLog - Nov. 26, 2012 - BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Local Brooklyn Charity, A Young Mother's D.R.E.A.M. Opens it's Doors in Bedstuy to Help Teen Moms Escape Poverty.

Community residents, businesses and non profit organizations are invited to the A Young Mother's D.R.E.A.M. Office Warming on Wednesday November 28, 2012 5-8pm to learn more about their programs for teen mothers.

Brooklyn, NY Nov 26, 2012 – A Young Mother's D.R.E.A.M., a non-profit working to help young mothers 16-23yrs old to complete their HS and college education by promoting healthy choices, goal setting and education is opening its doors to the community on Wednesday November 28th 2012 5-8pm to share information about their programs and volunteer opportunities.  

On October 1, 2012 A Young Mother's D.R.E.A.M. officially moved into 1166 Bedford Ave in Brooklyn NY.  The local non-profit had been operating without official office space for a little over a year by leveraging the space of their partners to offer workshops and other programming. Now that the organization has secured their own home, they have numerous ways to expand their current program offerings.  In addition to their Dream Chasers mentoring program, A Young Mother's D.R.E.A.M.'s current programming also includes the Defy the Odds Scholarship and No Girl Left Behind Radio show.  

“A Young Mother's D.R.E.A.M. is constantly striving to strengthen our community by helping young moms defy the odds and overcome the barriers they face in completing their education. Currently, 67% of young moms are living in poverty due to lack of education and opportunities and our goal is to change this harsh reality.” said A Young Mother's D.R.E.A.M Executive Director and Founder, Geneva Farrow.

“A Young Mother's D.R.E.A.M provided me with a $2,100 scholarship which helped me tremendously this semester to pay for books and my tuition.  I am definitely closer to my dream." A. Vasquez scholarship recipient.

If you have questions about A Young Mother's D.R.E.A.M. or would like to get involved, please contact info@youngmothersdream.org or call 646.481.1693 to RSVP to attend the Office Warming click here: http://www.ymdofficewarming.eventbrite.com

About A Young Mother's D.R.E.A.M.:

A Young Mother's D.R.E.A.M. is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Our mission is to assist young/teen moms in completing their education through a one-on-one mentorship program. To motivate them to become more accomplished individuals. To instill determination, resilience and excellence as core characteristics for these mothers. To work together to decrease teen pregnancies by promoting healthy choices, goal setting and education. To learn more about our program visit http://www.youngmothersdream.org


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