Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Volunteers Help at AYM

Our Assisting Young Mothers program (AYM) provides counseling and support for pregnant and parenting young women ages 16-24 through residential and community-based programs. Young women receive counseling, shelter, life skills training, parenting education, and job readiness training to help them become nurturing parents and successful members of the community. AYM strives to promote self-sufficiency and nurturing parenting, and to prevent child abuse.

Angela Valerino, the program coordinator for AYM has been working with some special volunteers this week. Angela is happy to report; “This week at AYM we have a volunteer group from Saginaw Valley State University working on organizing and cleaning at the townhouses. The group is made up of 12 college students who have chosen to spend their spring break helping others. They all worked very hard today and were tired by the end of the day; but they are looking forward to continuing tomorrow and we are all optimistic about what will be accomplished this week!”

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