By: Staff Report
Young Urban Moms (YUM) is proud to announce our first-ever, groundbreaking conference for Young Moms in New York City on Saturday, September 8th. Please join us in welcoming our team of speakers, panel experts and most importantly, community friends.
Organization: A Young Mother’s D.R.E.A.M. (YMD)
Geneva Farrow is the Executive Director and Founder of A Young Mother’s D.R.E.A.M. (YMD) a mentoring organization that helps young mothers complete their education. Geneva became a parent at the age of 19 while attending Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. If you attended Temple at that time, you most likely saw her on campus with a baby strapped to her chest going to class. She held onto her dreams and graduated in 4 yrs without skipping a beat. She longed to help other young mothers to conquer this same feat, which is why she founded YMD. She believes that God gets us through challenging situations so that we can help others going through the same challenge. Geneva speaks to middle and high school students about goal setting in her DREAM Chasers workshop to help in her mission to reduce teen pregnancy. She believes that when children have a strong grip on a dream, they are less likely to be sidetracked.
Panel Discussion: Geneva will discuss her organization’s programs and how they work with young girls to reduce teen pregnancy. She also works with young mothers, establishing scholarships and mentoring programs to help them continue their education and succeed.