Terra relies on volunteers, financial and in-kind donations to offer services and support our teen parents.
At Terra, our specialized team tailors programs and services to meet the needs of each teen parent. Always safe, never judgemental. Learn more about what we have to offer our young families.
Terra is fortunate that through donor support we are able to offer scholarships to participants pursuing their post-secondary education. Each fall, we invite participants who have been accepted to or attending a full-time program, to apply for one of five $1,500 scholarships. This year, we were thrilled to award our scholarships in-person at our donor appreciation event, Deep Roots. We are excited to introduce you to the remarkable young women who, thanks to our dedicated donors, have been awarded scholarships to help them achieve their educational goals.
Terra participant receiving their scholarship
Lisa is heading into her final semester to achieve her Bachelor of Arts at Concordia University. After graduation she is considering obtaining an after-degree in Education in hopes to teach at Braemar School. In addition to student life, Lisa is an active volunteer in the Latinx community and is an involved member of the Black Student Association at Concordia.
“Terra did not only help me and my daughter but also my husband who spent lots of time at the center learning and bonding with our daughter.”
Shannyn is currently enrolled in Norquest where she is doing academic upgrading. She is grateful for the help she has received from our PHST program team as her post-secondary journey has had it’s challenges. Shannyn is looking forward to a career in interior design.
“I would not have imagined being in the position I am today, without the help of Terra.”
Emilie is in her first year of the Bachelors of Child and Youth Care program at MacEwan University. She chose this program because she enjoys helping others, and feels she will be able to make a difference in her community.
“My goal is to have a career supporting young parents like me, which is why I’m in the Child and Youth care program. The whole reason I want to do this is because of Terra. Without the amount of support I received I never would have made it to where I am now, so I really want to give back.”
Emily is in her first year of her Bachelor of Arts program at the University of Alberta and is planning a career psychiatric nursing. Emily’s dad has been a huge support and Emily looks forward to accomplishing her goals as a way to thank him for all that he has done for her family.
“I want to be able to be a role model for my daughter; showing her that life may be full of obstacles but achieving your dreams is still not far out of reach even with the difficulties.”
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