Mother Tongue Mentors
LINKING TEEN PARENTS WITH REAL ROLE MODELS: FORMER TEEN PARENTS WHO HAVE REALIZED PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS
According to writer and former teen mom Christina Beresford, "meeting people who are 'real' and have struggled and succeeded makes an enormous difference because it turns the idea of accomplishment into a reality. […] Stories like [this] become the emotional power bars for young women who need hope based on reality and reality based on hope."
The Mother Tongue Project understands the importance of real role models to teen parents’ long-term success and introduces students to role models who are thriving in a variety of fields. Former teen parents have the opportunity to share their insights, experiences, and examples with today’s young parents.
Successful women and men who became parents as teenagers have considerable wisdom to share with teens who are juggling high school and parenting right now. Many would like to connect with current teen parents, but they don’t know how. Mother Tongue Mentors facilitates these important liaisons between teen parents and “real” Santa Fe community resources, mentors, and professionals—providing foundations for positive personal, educational, professional, and life-skills relationships that can support teen parents’ success.
Mother Tongue Mentors are available to come speak to teen parents who are not enrolled in the Mother Tongue Project. If you are interested in scheduling a Mother Tongue Mentor class visit, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 505-660-6862.