We create relevancy based literacy education for teen parents


The Mother Tongue Project begins here: Teach young parents critical reading and writing skills so that they can effectively give voice to their thoughts and experiences, advocate for their children, and successfully realize their dreams.

By investing in a teen parent’s language and literacy skills and resources, we support her positive educational, parenting, and economic experiences. We give her tools to make healthy, rewarding life choices for her family. An investment in teen parents is also an investment in their children: Parents who actively read, write, and act on their own potential are more likely to enrich the first three to four years of their children’s lives—critical months for early brain development, as research increasingly indicates. 

The Mother Tongue Project is this investment—in teen parents, their voices, their children, and our community. 



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