There is something so joyful and pure about experiencing the holidays through the eyes of a child. Christmas trees aren’t just big, they are enormous and grand. Special holiday baked goods are sweeter and more satisfying. There’s also the absolute torture of counting down the hours until it’s time to unwrap presents. No matter the traditions, there is an emphasis on families making the holidays special for children. Nurturing a child’s curiosity and helping them grow takes more than one family- it takes a village.
H.E.A.R.T.S, Helping Each Adolescent Reach Their Spark, fully embraces this mentality. Their goal is to educate and equip adolescent parents with the tools needed to become independent and self-sufficient. This is achieved by providing resources and services to help adolescent parents achieve their best life. The keys to success are self-development, education, family development, and financial awareness.
This model not only provides holistic support to teen parents, it keeps them on track to reach their goals. In fact, H.E.A.R.T.S has achieved a 100% graduation rate for participants for six consecutive years. Through providing support and resources H.E.A.R.T.S is helping more families preserve the magic of the holidays.
What is H.E.A.R.T.S’ Vision for Durham?
H.E.A.R.T.S’ vision for Durham to be united as one force that transitions our morals and values to the next generation.