Meals for Teen Moms
With the back-to-school season in full swing, we are once again working with the Atlanta
YoungLives outreach program as they minister to teenage moms. YoungLives pairs teen moms
with other women mentors who encourage and support these young moms as they
simultaneously navigate two of the most challenging stages of life: the teen years and early
One of the key ways in which YoungLives interacts with these teen moms is by hosting
educational lunch and learns at high schools in the Atlanta area. The lunch and learns cover
important parenting topics such as infant safety, potty training, personal finance and mom/baby
nutrition. YoungLives also brings in lunch for the participants, and since many of the teen moms
come from food insecure homes, the girls look forward to the “lunch” part of these sessions just
as much as they enjoy the attention, love and education that their mentors bring to the lunches.
During previous school years, the YoungLives team has observed that many girls will eat two
meals worth of food at the lunch and learns. It is clear that this lunch is sometimes the only
guaranteed meal of the day. While YoungLives can’t provide lunch for these ladies every day,
they love to treat the moms and their children when possible.
YoungLives plans to host approximately 12 lunch and learns this year. Each lunch costs
$75 and feeds approximately 10 girls. We would love to cover all of their lunches for this school year. Can you help us provide the food for this important connection forum between young moms and their mentors?
$40 covers half of a lunch and learn.
$75 covers one lunch and learn.
$225 covers three lunch and learns.
Thank you for helping feed and encourage these young women and their children with your
donation. You can click HERE to give.