Teen Success, Inc. is in the midst of a three-year growth plan to significantly scale up the number of teen mothers who can participate in the program. The expansion is focused on California, in particular the Central Valley, and is moving to other states as deemed appropriate. In determining which communities to expand in, TSI uses a mix of data-driven analysis and entrepreneurial opportunism, including:
• Need: Teen birth rate, number of teen births, availability of other programs for teen mothers
• Demand: Demonstrated interest in and need for the program among stakeholders (teen mothers, partner agencies, funders)
• Resources: Funding potential and sustainability, community support, recruiting mechanisms
• Efficiency: Potential to leverage economies of scale in program implementation
Although TSI allocates funding based on geographic priority, in some instances, partner organizations who fall outside the priority geographic areas but have independent funding for Teen Success and can implement the program effectively may become partners.
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