Why we do it
Within the social services, shelters, food banks, and drop-ins are critically important for addressing the needs of young single mothers. This demographic is not only widely under-represented and under-served, but are also sometimes held accountable for their situations. We aim to change the conversation through critical conversation — for this generation and the next. We provide opportunities that enable young women to develop the capacity and confidence to re-imagine their lives. We don’t just address basic needs, we engender a sense of possibility.
* Every year in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), 36% of female youth from low income communities become pregnant.* As a result, their education is often interrupted or terminated, reducing future earning power.
* Children born to teen moms are 50% more likely to drop out of school.**
Reading and literacy proficiency improves chances of employment, builds self-confidence and enables discussions and actions that affect the welfare of individuals and their community.
*Source: Public Health Agency of Canada **Source: Canadian Council on Social Development
*** Abc Life Literacy