Florence Crittenton Services: 10th Annual Miles for Moms Event

Saturday, May 10th – Florence Crittenton Services will host their 10th Annual Miles for Moms Walk/Run at Sloan’s Lake. Starting at 8:00 AM, flocks of supporters will arrive at the lake to prepare for the 2.5 morning walk or run. With the help of supporters, Florence Crittenton Services will continue working to educate, prepare, and empower teen mothers to be productive members of the community.

Programs that FCS Provides:

  • Academics
  • Career Readiness
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Parenting Education
  • Family and Father’s Support
  • Health and Wellness Services
  • Social/Emotional Support
  • Life Skills

An average of 1,000 Colorado teens give birth each year, and many are at-risk of dropping out of high school. In fact, the number one reason girls drop out of high school is due to teen pregnancy. Furthermore, 78 percent of children born to a teenage mother who does not graduate, ends up living in poverty. Florence Crittenton Services aims to make a positive impact on those numbers by serving pregnant and parenting teenage mothers.

In 2013, Florence Crittenton High School served 215 pregnant and parenting teenage mothers from the ages 14 to 21. Eighty-two percent of those students improved in reading, language, and math. Florence Crittenton Services helped 88 percent of senior mothers graduate high school, which is more than double of the national average of 40 percent. Sixty percent of those Florence Crittenton students will also be the first in their family to graduate high school.

In addition, Florence Crittenton Services served 128 infants and toddlers in the 2013 school year, and 90 percent of those children who attended the Early Learning Center were at or above expected developmental levels. Supported members also included 50 fathers, and 304 extended family members.

Another non profit organization is changing the game of a prevalent issue in society. The Miles for Moms event is one way to help Florence Crittenton Services continue the amazing work that they have done. Interested volunteers and vendors can contact C.C. Frick at cfrick@flocritco.org or call 303-321-6363×200. It is not too late to sign up a team to walk, and registration is free! Go to www.flocritco.org to register today. Volunteers, vendors, teams, and sponsors are all welcome.

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