You who are young, be happy while you are young, and let your heart give you joy in the days of your youth. Ecclesiastes 11:9a
Teen pregnancy rates are on the decline, due in part to comprehensive programs that are educating our teens on safe sex practices in the schools. Yet, there is an element that is missing which YouMoms believe could have the most profound impact on the reduction of teen pregnancy. We believe that helping this young women understand that her worth is in Christ and that He has a plan for her life, she will understand the importance of waiting for His best.
70% of teen moms will have recurring pregnancies, unless there is intervention.
As a ministry we believe that this missing element is helping these young women find their value and worth in the One who knows the very number of hairs on their head. We recognize that the most at risk teens are in communities where their value and self worth have not be established by the Kingdom but instead by societal and cultural norms. We wish to challenge the thoughts by guiding these young women toward the Truth; that they are precious and valuable to God. Opening their eyes and hearts to the fact that they have been chosen and adopted into His family, not because of what they can do or offer but for no other reason than His love for each of His children. We desire to show them they way they should go, so that they can walk in it confidently.
”The moment you realize whose you are, you’ll start to believe how valuable you are! Purpose is in you.”
– Aimee Nelson, Founder of YouMoms
YouMoms Pregnancy Prevention couples practical education with spiritual development; allowing God to work in their hearts and thus changing their actions. Our Pregnancy Prevention strategy includes but is not limited to Abstinence Support, Bible Studies, Group Workshops, Advocacy, and Individual Mentoring. It is our goal through these avenues to help young women find their value and worth encapsulated in God’s plan for their life. When a woman understands her value and worth, she’ll find the power and the strength to wait for God’s best; which he outlines in His Word as the covenant of marriage.