Updates and Happy Holidays from TeenNow!

Wishing you and yours a HAPPY HOLIDAY and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

And…Our holiday gift to you! All throughout December, get a 20% discount off of the 2013 membership rate! Hurry, this offer only lasts until Dec. 31st! Membership discount

Give a gift in honor of someone you know who has overcome the odds. We’re raising money to support our teen scholarship program! Every year, we give out scholarships to eight California teen parents and one California teen student leader to help them go on to secondary education-college or vocational school-after they graduate from high school. Scholarships applications will be available on our website in January. These scholarships are vital to help young people achieve their goals, and you can help! A small donation of $20 can contribute to the education of a teen in your area. Please help now. California youth need opportunities to succeed! Fundraising Goal: $3,400 Campaign Runs Until Jan. 31st, 2013

You’re Invited: Board President Send-Off/Welcome

When: Friday December 21, 2013 at 5:30pm
Where: Jake’s Wine Bar in Hillcrest
What: Please join us to wish outgoing TeenNow California Board President Brian Hayes well as he moves on! We’ll also be welcoming incoming Board President Jennifer Barber! All are welcome. Jake’s will be donating 10% of checks over $10 to TeenNow.

Broadway San Diego and TeenNow Team up for Fundraiser: We are teaming up for a special fundraiser with Broadway San Diego! Purchase tickets for Billy Elliot and a nice percentage will be donated to TeenNow. Holiday gifts anyone?? Purchase anytime before the show.  Promocode: TNCA

Performance: Billy Elliot at Broadway San Diego

Tuesday April 30th @7pm

Wednesday May 1st @7pm

Thursday May 2nd, @7:30pm

Friday May 3rd @7:30pm

Sunday May 5th @6pm

Purchase tickets here: http://groups.broadwaysd.com/x-teennow.html

See you in 2013!

2012 Scholarship: Featured Essay #7

Each month on the blog we have featured one of the winning essays from the TeenNow California 2012 Scholarships for pregnant and parenting teens throughout California. The essays are simultaneously inspiring and heartbreaking; each lends insight into trials of adolescent childbearing and the need for continued support for young families. This month is the final installment for the series, as we had 7 winners this year. This month’s featured essay by Yureni Garcia was the Region 8 winner, earning the student $300 towards her education. Garcia plans to study at Palomar College in San Marcos this fall. We wish her the best of luck!! Thank you to TeenNow member Janet Stoddard for sponsoring.

Yureni Garcia