We support disadvantaged young mothers in developing into healthy, educated, self-sufficient women who are actively engaged in community life.
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Refer a Young Woman!

YOUNG MOTHER STATISTICS

  • From 2005 - 2007, teenage birth rate rose 5%
  • More than 10 percent of all U.S. births in 2006 were to mothers under age 20. Most teenage births (about 67 %) are to girls ages 18 and 19.
  • About 1 in 4 teen mothers under age 18 have a second baby within 2 years after the birth of their first baby.
  • About 3 in 10 teenage girls become pregnant at least once before age 20

ABOUT BYMC

Budget cuts to community- and school-based services have resulted in a scarcity of high quality resources to support young mothers and their families. It is believed that more than 75% of children born to single teenage parents in the United States grow up in poverty. Enduring poverty equals poor social and intellectual outcomes. The Brooklyn Young Mothers’ Collective (BYMC) works to alleviate inter-generational poverty by equipping young families with educational and social resources to move out of poverty. BYMC supports disadvantaged young mothers in developing into healthy, educated, self-sufficient women who are actively engaged in community life. BYMC provides young mothers with leadership development opportunities, peer-led group work, educational advocacy and support services to ensure that they experience academic success, personal joy, and learn to engage in civic life. BYMC accomplishes its mission through individual service plans, group work, and teaching self-advocacy skills.

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