Teen Success, Inc. is guided by a set of core values that underpins all aspects of its work.
1. Teen mothers are not lost causes. Teen mothers are often written off, intentionally or not, by service providers, schools, and society at large because they have already experienced “negative outcomes”. TSI knows that all young people, including teen moms, have assets that can be developed and helps guide them on a positive life trajectory.
2. Teen mothers are capable of being self-sufficient. When TSI prepares teen mothers to be self-sufficient, the goal is for them to be in a position to maintain a stable and healthy lifestyle even when external support is not available. TSI maintains a balance of assisting with crises and immediate needs, while fostering a process of self-discovery in which members discover and move towards their own potential.
3. Teen mothers deserve to be in a culture of success. TSI creates a culture of success which establishes meaningful expectations, builds members’ confidence, gives them a platform to be each other’s best resource, empowers them to take charge of their lives, and connects them to resources that will help them advance.
Empowering teen mothers, transforming lives