One of the best parts of my job is getting to mentor young people. One of the most humbling is getting to tell their stories.
I wrote this piece for a funders network I help staff, called the Youth Transition Funders Group. The blog opens up by talking about how hard parenting and working during COVID have been for me, even with ongoing and intensive support of my husband and mother; and, how exponentially harder it has been for two young parents in my life who are doing it on their own.
If you have a few minutes, I encourage you to check out their stories! These parents are incredible. Both are young single moms, doing whatever they can to get by and meet their kids' needs, all while not falling behind in their own studies or losing their jobs or benefits.
Read more here.