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Hot Mom, Hot Topics: 20 Things Singles Don’t Want to Hear on Valentine’s Day & The Response You May Receive

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  1. You’ll find someone someday.
    (response: Don’t you think I already know that!)
  2. Mr./Mrs. Right is being prepped for you.
    (response: Well make sure they’re well done this time)
  3. I’ve got just the right person for you, my niece/nephew is single too.
    (response: Does my shirt say desperately seeking?!)
  4. When are you getting married?
    (response: If I knew that, I would have sent out “Save the dates” by now to avoid you asking this question, again!)
  5. Whatever happened to so and so?
    (response: If you don’t see them around then apparently we ain’t together!)
  6. You’re not getting any younger!
    (response:**ding, ding** You are correct! I don’t suffer from that Benjamin Button disease)
  7. You can always get a pet.
    (response: Well just go ahead put me in the housecoat, slippers, cigarettes, bonnet and deem me that cat lady)
  8. I pray you find someone soon.
    (response: While you’re praying, please ask for deliverance from put foot in mouth disease!)
  9. Have you tried online dating?
    (response: No, but thanks grandma for creating that profile and stressing that I am in desperate need!)
  10. Maybe you should fix yourself up.
    (response: So, you think I’m trying to fix myself down?!)
  11. You’ll find someone when you least expect it.
    (response: Well hopefully I’m fixed up by then! (reference #10))
  12. Your standards are too high.
    (response: So you’re saying I should take practices personal hygiene off the table?!)
  13. Hopefully we’ll be planning your wedding soon.
    (response: And your funeral next!)
  14. As a virgo you should really be looking for a cancer as a match?
    (response: And in what bible did you find this compatibility chart?!)
  15. There’s someone out there for everyone.
    (response: Apparently so, someone found you.)
  16. If all else fails, at least you have family.
    (response: Well, damn that is a depressing thought!)
  17. What happened to (insert ex’s name here), I mean he/she left you in debt but he/she had some pretty teeth?
    (response: Well there you have it, hopefully great dental hygiene will pay our mortgage someday.)
  18. Remember when you were 10 years old and you and (insert childhood friend’s name here) said you were going to get married, what happened?
    (response: We did this thing called “GROW UP”)
  19. Back in high school everybody thought you would be the first to get married. (response: Back in high school I had no standards!)
  20. You just need to put yourself out there.
    (response: So, mom, you hanging that desperately seeking a date for my son/daughter sign ain’t getting the response you expected, huh?!)

    Just kidding! It’s all in fun and sarcasm.  Have a Happy Valentine’s Day!

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How Can You Help Cleveland YoungLives?

YoungLives 4​PASSION, PURPOSE, MINISTRY!

Our volunteers are God fearing, Christian women and men who are committed to building relationships with teen mothers across the city of Cleveland; by inspiring them and encouraging them to give their lives to Christ!  There are several capacities to serve as a volunteers for Cleveland YoungLives.

Become a Mentor

Many teen moms are in desperate need of someone to walk with them through the challenges they will face in being a young mother. Others have experienced the scars of emotional and physical abuse and are in danger of continuing that cycle with their children. The loving compassion of a mentor allows them to experience unconditional love, perhaps for the first time, and this opens the door for them to see Jesus.

Become Part of Our Visionary Team

If your strengths lie more along the lines of vision casting and administration. As a YoungLives committee member, you’ll help develop the plans and policies that enable the ministry to run efficiently and prepare it for future growth.

 

The Purpose of YoungLives Visionary:

  • To implement and help maintain the local ministry
  • To provide structure and accountability
  • To work closely with area and regional staff
  • To encourage and support leaders
  • To pray for all aspects of the ministry
  • To organize and implement a strong financial foundation

 

Finance Team:  An individual on this team can typical be described as a person who has influence, they are savvy in accounting, gifted in finances. This team would be responsible for:

  • Spring Banquet/Golf Event/Brunches, Etc.: responsible for hosting table(s)
  • Campership: Helping to raise funds for annual camp trip
  • Accounting: work with the Young Lives director to develop the budget, review spending regularly and lead the committee in making sound financial choices, also will be responsible for Pcard monthly sign off.
  • Grant Writing: researches and writes grants alongside staff to help raise financial support though foundations and community grants.
  • Fundraising Event Coordinator: coordinating different fund-raising events.

 

Club Support Team: This team will support all aspects of club, with-in specific roles

  • Childcare Coordinator – Call all those interested in serving in childcare. Communicate the year’s calendar, care for childcare workers
  • Food Coordinator – Arrange for meals/snacks to be provided at Young Lives events. This schedule will be developed with the Young Lives director and will include recruiting different churches and women’s and community groups to provide food.
  • Transportation Coordinator – Arranges rides to YoungLives events. Coordinates teen moms and their children to be picked up by volunteer leaders or other drivers and dropped off at end of event.
  • Set Up/Take Down – May include setting up sound system, chairs, tables and club logistics. Leads cleanup process at end of club

 

Ministry Team: This team provides direct support to the director, and teen moms in specific roles.

  • Community Relations/Church Liaison- This person builds awareness in the community about Young Lives, specifically working to build relationships with churches and organizations who desire to reach teen moms.
  • Chaplin/Prayer Team- This person(s) cares for our SOULS and keeps us accountable to what God has called us to do. This person/team also serves as prayer warrior(s) for both local YoungLives ministry regularly seeking out the needs of the ministry and communicating those needs to prayer partners monthly.
  • Hospitality/Leader Care- This person is responsible for welcoming new teen moms, leaders, childcare people, mentors, etc.  This person ensures that mentors have specific people praying and caring for them regularly. This might include notes of encouragement, celebrating birthdays and providing meals for their family when needed. This person may plan team-building events such as a Christmas party, summer barbeque or night out.
  • Donations Coordinator – Recruits donations that will serve teen moms and their children. They arrange for donations to be distributed at club and other events, as well as throughout the year as needed.
  • Administrative – This person will utilize office, computer and organizational skills to assist staff with administrative tasks. This might include helping with quarterly newsletter, monthly club reminders, mailings and meeting minutes.
  • Volunteer Recruiter – Develops a plan alongside the Young Lives director for speaking opportunities and advertising (women’s groups, churches, philanthropic groups, etc.) to recruit volunteers and make the needs known in the community.
  • A former Teen Mom: This person will have the experience and fresh eye’s to help us see the big picture through a teen mom
  • Community Empowerment Chair/& Social Worker: This person focus on education, parenting skills, and vocational train as well as connecting the social service aspect to our girls.
  • Social Media Chair: This person maintains our instagram, facebook, and twitter accounts, with updates and post.
  • Parent of a Teen mom: This person has the eyes of a teen mom parent and can give us insight on the feelings associated with being a parent of a teen mom, also can possible give us insight as to how we can get parents engaged in YoungLives.

YoungLives 3If you have a passion for teen moms and the next generation, we invite you to partner with YoungLives through one or more of these ministry opportunities. Please Contact Us with your information so that we may reach out to you

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Why Cleveland YoungLives?

YoungLives 1The Vision

Cleveland YoungLives, is committed to reaching teenage girls who are pregnant or have already entered the role of motherhood, by entering their world and modeling the unconditional love of Christ.

A young mother’s need for unconditional love, compassion and parental guidance places us in a unique position to bring the hope of Jesus Christ to this extremely vulnerable group of individuals.

The Purpose

There are more than 1 million teenage girls who become pregnant every year, and more than 500,000 of them become mothers.  This makes YoungLives mission one that is ripe for harvest.  We believe that we have an incredible opportunity to have a generational impact not only on the lives of teen girls facing the challenges of parenthood but on their children as well.  Younglives is a life-on-life ministry that allows us to come alongside teen mom and their babies to offer acceptance, counsel, friendship, hope and love.

Our Mission

YoungLives, believes that relationships are the most powerful force in life. To form friendships, we invest a lot of time each month by finding common interests. By going to their schools, meeting them on the streets, visiting their homes, we begin to build a solid relationship with teen moms and babies. These consistent encounters that demonstrate Christ like love and adoration are the backbone of our ministry. By earning their trust and respect, we begin to tell them about the greatest love –the love that Jesus Christ has for them.  Learning of this love begins the restoration of hope and the fulfillment of the future that God’s promises each of us as His children.

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You Are the HOTTEST MOM!

Niesha & Family 1I’m excited to announce our HOT MOM of the month…….Niesha Moore!  Niesha was nominated by Esha Ansari for the month of February.

I would like to nominate Niesha Moore, as a “HOT MOM”! I met this spunky 23 year old about 4 years ago, through my teen mom program Cleveland YoungLives. The goal of YoungLives is to enter a teen moms world modeling the unconditional love of Christ, and encouraging them to become the women and mothers God created them to be. Niesha, is an amazing mom to her daughter Karmyn and son Kyle. She loves her children so much!  She has had many obstacles and she continues to grow in her faith and overcome them one by one.  Now that she is no longer considered a “teen mom”, she has come back to YoungLives as a volunteer and helps is various aspects of our ministry.  She has such a servant spirit, always willing to step in and help.  I’m thankful that I can call her a friend and HOT MOM!

Congratulations Niesha! Know that people are watching and cheering for you.  You are the HOTTEST MOM!