Waiting to Have Children Until After Marriage

Description: The Poverty Reduction “Waiting to Have Children Until After Marriage” Transformation Team is designed to operationalize the policy recommendations of the Poverty Reduction Taskforce through the implementation and oversight of Waiting to Have Children Until After Marriage programs and projects. Members of the Waiting to Have Children Until After Marriage Transformation Team will be focused on the following goal and objectives:

Goal: A 10% year-over-year decrease in children under 18-years of age getting pregnant prior to marriage. (The measurement is of youth served through identified partners over 5-years.)

Objectives:

  1. Build Collaborative Partnerships with a Minimum of 10 Nonprofit Youth Serving Agencies to Help Youth Wait to Have Children Until After Marriage
  2. Build Collaborative Partnerships with a Minimum of 20 Churches and 10 Other Faith-Based Organizations That Deliver Direct or Indirect Services (such as tutoring, mentoring, and parenting programs) to Youth ages 8 – 18
  3. Build Relationships with a Minimum of 4 Government Officials (within Pima County) Concerning the Importance of Waiting to Have Children Until After Marriage
  4. Build Public Awareness and Relations with the Larger Tucson Community (Utilizing a minimum of 5-Media Outlets and 10-Other Relevant Communication Outlets) Concerning Helping Youth Wait to Have Children Until After Marriage

Strategic Partners: Higher Ground Resource Center

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Job Description/Requirements:

  • Help Children with Homework or By Mentoring Them
  • Love kids
  • Want to work
  • Be Coachable

Volunteer Screening Requirements:

1) Be background checked

2) Need 3 references

3) Be interviewed

4) Complete a Love Language assessment

5) Complete a Personality assessment

6) Complete online video-based training

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