Big Brothers Big Sisters gives teen mothers mentors

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Washington has launched a new mentoring program specially for teenage mothers.

With seed money from the Whatcom County Health Department, the program—called Mother-2-Mother—will match teen mothers with Big Brothers Big Sisters mentors who are also mothers.

The nonprofit’s directors said teen mothers are at high risk for dropping out of school, depression and suicide compared to their non-parent peers.

Mentor mothers receive special training for mentoring teen mothers, above that already given to typical mentors with Big Brothers Big Sisters.

For more information on the program, contact Samantha Dennison at 360-671-6400, Ext. 116 or email samanthad@bbbs-nw.org.

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