The Teen Parents Support Committee supports teens who are earning their high school diploma while raising their infants and toddlers and who are enrolled in the Riverside Office of Education Cal-SAFE program. Las Madrinas provides monthly perfect attendance and incentive awards. Holiday and graduation events are held and are well received by these teen parents.

The Teen Parents Support Committee also reward high achievement goals with the presentation of scholarships to teen parent graduates who set pathways for higher education after graduation.  The annual budget is determined by how many teen moms are enrolled in the program, and those funds are raised by Hemacinto Chapter members through various fundraisers during the year.  The time and dedication of the Teen Parents Support Committee is seen as a positive investment in the future of young teen parents.

Teen Parents Support Committee members meet for an early dinner on the 4th Monday of the month at various restaurants.

Holiday Party

The Teen Parents Support Committee members host a holiday pizza party the last week of school for the students and their families. Students fill out a “wish list” for themselves and their child. Chapter members choose a card from The Giving Tree and shop for that student.

Breeanna and her daughter meet Santa Claus.

Graduation and End of Year Event

Charlotte Jones awards scholarship to Jasmine Jones.

Teen Parents support Committee members review scholarship applications and choose students for the Lois Ann Cheney Memorial Scholarship, named in honor of a past teacher of the Cal-SAFE program, and an Assistance League of Hemacinto Scholarship awarded to a student attending Mt. View High School / Mountain Heights Academy.  Awardees are all parents of babies or toddlers with a clear plan for their education.

Billie Goff, Judy Atherton, Korine Bronson

May finds the Teen Parents Support Committee members back at Cal-SAFE hosting the graduation party. Sandwiches from Jersey Mike’s, chips, soda and a graduation cake are served.