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.
Data from 2019, except bullet denoted by (*) which indicates data from 2018.
The Youth Leadership program runs two distinct activities: Peers Educating Peers and Ambassadors. Both activities focus on developing soft skills including leadership, teamwork and communication skills, by providing teen parents with opportunities to contribute to their community.
Peers Educating Peers is a presentation aimed at junior and senior high school students, post-secondary students and the general public, that explores the realities and challenges of being a teen parent. Terra participants involved in the program receive public speaking and communication training before co-delivering the presentation with the Youth Leadership facilitator.
The Peers Educating Peers program believes providing accurate information to teenagers empowers them to make informed decisions about their sexual behaviour and raising awareness about the realities of teen pregnancy can help reduce stigma in the community. Young parents who participate in the program gain confidence, public-speaking skills and feel that their story adds value to the community.
Presentation topics can include:
We make it a priority to be well-informed about sexual health. The presentation is formatted to include all communities and genders, including those who identify as LGBTQQ2SA.
If you are interested in having a PEP presentation for a group that you work with, please contact the program facilitator at 780-263-2355.
The Youth Leadership facilitator and Terra participant Katt and her daughter presenting to University of Alberta nursing students.
Ambassadors is a voluntary component of the Youth Leadership program onsite at Braemar School. The program supports young moms in gaining confidence and building strong, healthy relationships with their peers.
Terra believes in the value of increasing the network of social support for our young parents and developing effective skills in communication, problem solving and community citizenship. Ambassadors promotes this through volunteer opportunities and a weekly facilitated group that focuses on skill development.
To learn more, please contact Holly Strang at email@example.com or 780-263-2355.
Ambassadors at the 2017 Promising Futures Fundraising Breakfast.
I want to be a good role model for my daughter and raise her to believe in herself and the ability she has to make the world a better place.
I loved how our facilitator kept us involved in giving back to our community. It felt good to contribute to changing the perception of teen moms.
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