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.
Thanks to the generosity of donors, our Post-Secondary Support Fund provides young parents in the Post-High School Transition Program with comprehensive support and scholarship opportunities to help them achieve educational success.
While we are unable to recognize our scholarship recipients in person; we are thrilled to share the stories of our successful and resilient 2021 scholarship recipients.
As we celebrate 50 years of inspiring lives and creating community, we look forward to 2022 with excitement and optimism. We are moving into a new (to us) building that will offer more space and accessibility. We can’t wait to share more about this exciting project with you.
Thanks to donors, Terra empowers teen parents to succeed by showing them the possibilities beyond high-school graduation.
Our Post High School Transition program is funded by community supporters like you. Our Post High School Transition Facilitator, works with participants to support them as they transition into post-secondary as well as throughout their post secondary journey to help them reach their goals.
Empowered participants connect with the Post High School Transition Program for:
Savannah is in her 4th year at MacEwan University, in the final stretch of her Bachelor of Arts – Sociology Major, degree. She has set her sights on obtaining her Master’s degree in social work, and a career working with at-risk youth.
With her son starting kindergarten this year, Savannah is grateful to be able to spend more of her spare time with him, thanks in part to scholarship funds.
“With Terra’s support, we have broken generational curses, pulled ourselves out of poverty, and built the life my son deserves. I would not have done half of what I have without their support. They are breaking down stigma around teen parents and providing unconditional support for parents that are terrified and unprepared.”
Jennifer is in her last semester of Psychiatric Nursing at MacEwan University and will obtain her Bachelors degree in January.
With her degree, Jennifer hopes to work in vulnerable sectors in Edmonton and provide support to people experiencing addictions.
“Terra has helped me realize that even though I had children at a young age I deserve an education, a secure future for my family and that I deserve to be happy. I plan to always to be an active part in the Terra community because Terra is the reason I continue to strive to be a successful student, parent, and community member.”
Abigail is enrolled in the MaKami College Health Care Aide Program and will graduate in June 2022. Becoming a Health Care Aide is a stepping stone for Abigail in becoming a Registered Nurse.
Her goals include being successful in her career and showing her children that you can be successful regardless of the obstacles that come your way.
“Terra has helped me learn my potential as a parent. Terra is an amazing support for teen parents that I am extremely glad to have in my life.”
Kate is attending the Child and Youth Care program at Norquest College. She is looking forward to a career where she feels she can give back and help children with their success. Kate is also very artistic and is interested in doing some work as a tattoo artist.
Kate’s focus is on providing her kids with the best life she can give them.
“I grew up without anyone who truly cares about me and Terra gave me a bunch of people that do that and help and that are always around when I need them, and my children get more from me because I get support from Terra.”
Jesse in in her first year at the University of Alberta, she is pursuing a major in Linguistics and a minor in French literacy. Upon finishing her four year undergraduate degree, she plans to be a translator.
With this unique career path, Jesse intends on including travel in her and her daughters futures, and she looks forward to introducing her family to a variety of cultures.
“As a young mom sometimes it can be extremely hard. Having some moments where it felt as if the world was against me but with the support of Terra, I prospered more significantly than I had ever imagined.”
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