Next Meeting of Teen moms choose life if on September 17th at 6:30 pm at the BVL Community Center, Kissimmee, Fl.
Being 14 years old and standing in the bathroom with my mom holding a positive pregnancy test was very scary. A whole bunch of questions came to my mind! How was I going to finish school? who would watch my son while I went to school? How would I provide for him? I was in shock for a week or two until me and my mom heard of the COPE program. That’s when I felt an instant relief of stress because I realized I wasn’t alone. I started attending COPE and met Ms. Debbie who was so kind and supportive and always brought sweets. At the time she had just started her organization Teen Moms Choose Life and I was assigned a Big Sister named Larissa. Little did I know that Larissa would have such an impact in my life. She always pushed me to be a better version of myself. Every time I felt lazy or got off track she would be there telling me to get up and work towards my future. She kept pushing me so much to go to school for Medical Billing and Coding. I have been working as a Medical Biller for three years and I absolutely love it. I am very thankful for the COPE program because I was able to finish school a year ahead of time and still feel part of a big family at Teen Moms Choose Life.
Ms. Debbie’s Note: Aryam still attends meetings at Teen Moms Choose Life and she was once chosen “Little Sister of the Year”. She has recently been asked to move up as a Big Sister. Her maturity shines through and will be a great asset to TMCL.
Above is a picture of some of our new Teen Mom students meeting with our Big Sisters….. Graduation is around the corner!!!!!
What a great time all the members of TMCL had at the YMCA Swim Party that was held on May 19th in Kissimmee. The day ended up very sunny and perfect for the moms and babies to enjoy the beautiful pool. We loved that several dad’s showed up too😊. We surprised our members each with a beach tote, towel, beach ball and sunscreen.
TMCL sponsored their April Meeting on the 26th from 6 to 8 PM with a painting party. Canvases, easels and paints were given to all the moms and dads and a really cute beach scene was used for demonstration. Amazing how well the paintings all turned out especially after adding tiny footsteps in the sand (using their babies feet of course). Many moms and babies showed up which are making these park meetings very successful.