BENEFITING: Grand Street Settlement
A chance to leave your neighborhood and explore a new city - a city filled with possibilities and history that a trip could make come to life. A chance to see what the world holds for you - if only you feel empowered to go out and find it.
You have the power to bring both the past and the future to our teens - make an investment in Capital Enrichment today and change a life forever.
This is what Grand St. Settlement wants to provide for the boys and girls enrolled in our Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program. We need your help in making a trip to Washington, D.C. possible for youth who would not otherwise have the opportunity to explore the monuments, museums and colleges in our nation's capital.
We work to make teens and preteens feel supported, cared for and empowered to promote a sense of safety, constancy and possibility for a bright future. We place a huge emphasis on education and academic success as a means to curbing and preventing risky behaviors. Many of our youth struggle with considering higher education as a realistic future for them - and by creating opportunities for them to invest in their own futures, we work to show them that they are more than worth it.
A healthy environment where young people can identify their gifts and talents and begin the progress towards healthy growth and development. We put a premium on engaging teens, maintaining this gentle and generous engagement even when a young person seems not to care. Teens often forget what we say or do, but they rarely forget how we make them feel. We help by caring, being present, forgiving, offering a stable environment, and always communicating that they are special. Caring is the context in which all help occurs. Genuine caring for teens is our principle currency. They prevent pregnancy, we do not.