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Craft show to help teen parents stay in school

YoungLives, a branch of the ministry of Young Life that mentors and supports teen moms in our community, is hosting a craft fair to benefit the Program for Teen Parents, a program of the Rappahannock Area Community Services Board (RACSB). The craft fair is Saturday, November 12, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Riverbend High School (located at 12301 Spotswood Furnace Road, Fredericksburg). Admission is free.

YoungLives, a branch of the ministry of Young Life that mentors and supports teen moms in our community, is hosting a craft fair to benefit the Program for Teen Parents, a program of the Rappahannock Area Community Services Board (RACSB). The craft fair is Saturday, November 12, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Riverbend High School (located at 12301 Spotswood Furnace Road, Fredericksburg). Admission is free.

All proceeds from the purchase of vendor spaces benefit the Childcare Assistance Fund, which enables teen parents to complete high school by supplementing the cost of daycare. Last year, more than a dozen students benefited from the Childcare Assistance Fund.

According to Parent Educator, Joan Gillis, “The community support for our annual craft fairs has been wonderful. We have a great selection of vendors who participate each year.” A list of participating vendors is available at www.racsb.state.va.us.

For nearly 20 years, the Program for Teen Parents has provided school and home-based education and support for pregnant and parenting teenagers in Spotsylvania County. Their mission is to facilitate healthier pregnancies, healthier babies, and nurturing relationships between parent and child. The program assists teens prior to the birth of their child and offers continued support until the child is three years old. Parent Educators offer educational groups, infant massage classes, and Lamaze classes. There is no charge for the programs. A total of 122 teen parents from Spotsylvania County benefited from the Program for Teen Parents in fiscal year 2011 (July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011).

For craft fair registration information, or to learn more, visit www.racsb.state.va.us. Or, contact Karey Spears (540-846-6490 or PTPcraftshow@gmail.com). To learn more about how you can support the Program for Teen Parents, please contact Joan Gillis (540-582-3980, ext. 1026 or 540-582-7213 or jgillis@racsb.state.va.us).

YoungLives meets Mondays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Salem Fields Community Church. Dinner and childcare are provided. For more information, please contact Megan McCormack at younglivesfburg@gmail.com or 540-318-5324 or 757-613-8705.

All proceeds from the purchase of vendor spaces benefit the Childcare Assistance Fund, which enables teen parents to complete high school by supplementing the cost of daycare. Last year, more than a dozen students benefited from the Childcare Assistance Fund.

According to Parent Educator, Joan Gillis, “The community support for our annual craft fairs has been wonderful. We have a great selection of vendors who participate each year.” A list of participating vendors is available at www.racsb.state.va.us.

For nearly 20 years, the Program for Teen Parents has provided school and home-based education and support for pregnant and parenting teenagers in Spotsylvania County. Their mission is to facilitate healthier pregnancies, healthier babies, and nurturing relationships between parent and child. The program assists teens prior to the birth of their child and offers continued support until the child is three years old. Parent Educators offer educational groups, infant massage classes, and Lamaze classes. There is no charge for the programs. A total of 122 teen parents from Spotsylvania County benefited from the Program for Teen Parents in fiscal year 2011 (July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011).

For craft fair registration information, or to learn more, visit www.racsb.state.va.us. Or, contact Karey Spears (540-846-6490 or PTPcraftshow@gmail.com). To learn more about how you can support the Program for Teen Parents, please contact Joan Gillis (540-582-3980, ext. 1026 or 540-582-7213 or jgillis@racsb.state.va.us).

YoungLives meets Mondays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Salem Fields Community Church. Dinner and childcare are provided. For more information, please contact Megan McCormack at younglivesfburg@gmail.com or 540-318-5324 or 757-613-8705.

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