YoungLives Update May 2011 The Need: Out of Wedlock Pregnancies “In 2009, 41% of children born in the USA were born to unmarried mothers (up from 5% in 1960). That includes 73% of non-Hispanic black children, 53% of Hispanic children and 29% of non-Hispanic white children. Those are not misprints.” (“Our view on kids: When unwed births hit 41%, it's just not right”: USA Today, January 25, 2011) The Need: Out of Wedlock Pregnancies The Need: Teen Pregnancies One in 10 American babies are born to a teen mother. This represents the secondhighest teen birthrate among developed nations. Only Bulgaria has more teens having babies. The Need: Teen Pregnancies “…evidence is overwhelming that children of single mothers — particularly teen mothers — suffer disproportionately high poverty rates, impaired development and low school performance.” (“Our view on kids: When unwed births hit 41%, it's just not right”: USA Today, January 25, 2011) Our Response Number of Active YoungLives Ministries Who We Serve •In a YoungLives survey in 2010, we found that YoungLives mission-wide serves about 35% African-Americans, 31% Latinas, 28% Caucasians, and 5% Native Americans. •The common denominator among most of these girls is poverty. Roughly 80% of the girls that YoungLives serves receive public assistance. In the Eastern Division There are 48 Active and Start-Up YoungLives ministries in the Eastern Division. This is just about double what it was this time last year. In the Eastern Division: Start-Up Highlights •Baltimore, MD •West Chester, PA •Delaware •Middletown, OH •Martinsburg, WV •Commonwealth Region •Zanesville, OH Basics for Start-ups: Baseline for bringing on a coordinator (even volunteer): •Notify Div. Coordinator •Interview w/ RD or AD •Determine model (stand-alone or within YL area) •Set budget (volunteer/PT/FT) •Determine training plan YoungLives Camping June 25 - July 1, Camp Buckner - Texas June 25 - July 1, Michindoh - Michigan July 6-12, Washington Family RanchCreekside – Oregon July 16-22, Lost Canyon – Arizona Aug. 6-12, Lake Champion – New York YoungLives Work Crew Work Crew – Lake Champion and/or NorthBay? Fundraising Goals: •Camp scholarships ($5k) •Subsidize trainings ($7.5k) •Matching grants ($15k) •Regional Coordinators & Regional YLVS days ($27.5k) Total: $55k annually Other Stuff •New Mentor Training Handbook •GPS •Speaking at staff days, committee/leader weekends •Materials: brochures, YLVS case statement, etc.