We're serving more girls all the time. This is great news! But that means we need more volunteers to help them achieve their goal of graduating from high school.  Perhaps you have four hours a week to help with these important needs:

Child Care -- Spend the time playing with the girls' children while they study in the room next door. Kids are aged from small babies to 3 or 4. Lunch is provided for girls and volunteers alike.

School Tutors -- As the girls work through their online curriculum they may encounter questions or problems they need help with. Math, science, English -- we could use instructional help in all subjects.

Classes are held every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

If you'd like to help, or if you would just like to learn more about Teen Moms, contact Tami Strack:

Email: [email protected]     

Phone: 614.560.4920

 

Volunteer Feature: Beth Trapp

WHY DO YOU CHOOSE TO VOLUNTEER FOR TEEN MOMS? 

Teenagers are amazing! I taught high school math for eight years before starting my own business and have a passion for relating to this crucial age, especially when these girls are seeking guidance and love. To be able to use my math (and now chemistry, English, etc!) and teaching skills with these girls who are working toward graduation has been a bonus.  

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT VOLUNTEERING?  

Working with Teen Moms on Tuesdays is one of the best parts of my week. Simply walking alongside these girls to help with homework, lend an ear, chat about their little ones, or offer a ride to YFC is a blessing to us both. It’s truly amazing how much you receive when you volunteer. The girls appreciate you being there -- even if they may not say it every time. Anything I can do to show the character of Jesus and make the challenges in their lives a bit more manageable, I’m in.

HOW HAS THIS EXPERIENCE IMPACTED YOU?

I’ve never been so immersed in a culture I didn’t know, and it is the best thing that could ever happen. My heart breaks to know what these girls are facing when they leave YFC for the afternoon, and that shapes my prayer life and urges my sharing to others about how we all can actually make a difference.

DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE STORY FROM TEEN MOMS YOU'D LIKE TO SHARE?  

I’ve grown much closer with one girl I pick up and drop off each week, and I think we both look forward to the drive together to chat about life. She has opened up considerably, and I love that our conversations go from trying a new mascara to plans for the next stages of life. This past week the sun was shining and the day was far too nice to go home right away. We stopped off at a park to let her little girl play. The giggles and smiles all around were amazing. God is molding our relationship around trust, and I look forward to watching her grow and graduate and do something amazing!