Las Madrinas (the Godmothers)

Under the leadership of Chairman Judy Atherton, Las Madrinas support teens who are earning their high school diploma while raising their infants and toddlers, who are also 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.

Las Madrinas also rewards 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 Las Madrinas members through various fundraisers during the year.  The time and dedication by “The Godmothers” is seen as a positive investment in the future of young teen parents.

Las Madrinas Committee members meet for an early dinner on the 4th Monday of the month at various restaurants.  If you are interested in learning more about the teen parents program, please contact Barbara Carrington at 951-652-8307.

Information on the Cal-SAFE program

Las Madrinas members pose with Santa and Mrs. Claus at our Cal-SAFE holiday party. Seated: Santa (Mick Holland), Barbara Carrington, Mrs. Claus (Donna Holland); standing, Judy Atherton, Marge Clarke, Korine Bronson, Dorothy Benes, Marsha Tobolski

Las Madrinas 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.

Teen parents at the prom hosted by Elks Lodge 1740.

Hemet Elks Lodge 1740 hosted a prom for the Cal-SAFE students and their dates. Las Madrinas was proud to support this event by providing food and decorations.

Graduation Event

Korine Bronson presents Angel with her scholarship to Mt. San Jacinto.

Las Madrinas reviews scholarship applications and chooses students for the Lois Ann Cheney Memorial Scholarship Award.  This award is in honor of a past teacher of the Cal-SAFE program.

Billie Goff, Judy Atherton, Korine Bronse

May finds Las Madrinas back at Cal-SAFE hosting the graduation party. Sandwiches from Jersey Mike’s, chips, soda and a graduation cake are served.