Blessings was created in 1995 when the GRADS (Graduation, Reality and Dual-Role Skills) Advisory Committee of the Six District Educational Compact realized that many teen parents drop out of school under the weight of parental, financial, educational, emotional and spiritual needs.
The Blessings focus is to offer teen parents:
- Financial assistance for day care
- Help with school to graduate
- A mentor role-model; and
- Religious support.
The intent is to help young parents function as a family and become capable and independent citizens. The nurturing, discipling and holistic approach Blessings uses is unique and effective.