blessings_motherBlessings 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.

Thank you Blessings for your financial, spiritual and emotional support when I needed it most. I continue to apply many of the lessons that I learned from my mentor(s) to my life today. I still have and use the budget forms that I received during one of our meetings. I have passed several copies on Continue Reading

- Lateace Lee - Former Student August 30, 2016

"I'm currently a part of the Blessings Program. Before I joined, a family member was taking care of my daughter while I attended school. Every morning it was hard leaving her because she never wanted to go, and I never knew what she would be doing, or if she was safe. After joining Blessings, I Continue Reading

- Kylee, Current Student August 24, 2016

Loving and mentoring Blessings students is an investment of great honor. It has been the greatest privilege to come alongside them and give them direction and hope for the future.

- Leslie Darden, Mentor August 2, 2016