New mentoring option for county teen moms

Published on Thu, Sep 27, 2012
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Washington has announced a new mentoring program specifically for teenaged mothers.

The program is funded by a grant from the Whatcom County Health Department.

Teen mothers will be matched with Big Sisters who are also mothers and who are at least high school graduates.
Compared to their peers without children, teen mothers are at a high risk for dropping out of school, depression or suicide. The Mother-2-Mother program aims to give teen mothers another level of support from a fellow mom’s perspective.

Mentor moms will be specially trained to work with teen moms in addition to the training required of all Big Brothers and Big Sisters.

For information or to learn about becoming a mentor, contact Samantha Dennison at 360/671-6400 or samanthad@bbbs-nw.org.