Founded back in 2008, Dedicated, Responsible, Educated, Aspiring and Motivated (DREAM) Girls is dedicated to “uplifting, empowering, educating” teen mothers between the ages of 12-20 through one-on-one mentoring along with workshops and special events.
It’s important to point out that although the Baltimore-based nonprofit provides assistance to teen mothers, it does not promote teen pregnancy in any way and actually works to prevent future pregnancies.
“Teen pregnancy is preventable, but I want people to know it’s not the end of the world,” says CEO and Founder Tamira Dunn. “Just because you are pregnant at a young age does not mean you can’t graduate from high school. It does not mean you cannot go to college and get a good job. It’s all about how you apply yourself so if you’re ambitious enough to keep going and not let your circumstances stop you, then you’ll be OK. Teen pregnancy will not be the death of you.”
Read the rest of my story at [BlackDoctor.org].