Mentoring Moms matches an adult woman with a pregnant or parenting teen mother between the ages of 13–18. The mentoring relationship requires a one year commitment, meeting for at least 2–4 hours each week. The mentor serves as a role model and support person for the young mother, encouraging and assisting the young woman in completing her high school education, delivering a healthy baby, and preventing repeat pregnancies during the teenage years. Activities range from attending childbirth preparation classes and doctors appointments, assisting with personal goal setting, and referring or helping the young woman access available education, health, and social programs which may be to her benefit.
A Program of the Tehama County Department of Education Student Support Services Department
Larry P. Champion, County Superintendent
Research Suggests that children who have mentors are more successful at: