Do you remember when you were in high school? Almost nothing felt as important as fitting in with your peers. Having the right clothes and school supplies could make all the difference in your level of confidence and self-esteem. Perhaps you also can recall how sports and extracurricular activities helped you develop new interests and build friendships. Imagine how you might have felt if you were unable to participate in class trips or sports because you were unable to afford the fees. Teens With Promise wants every child to have a fulfilling high school experience. Moreover, we believe that these positive experiences form a foundation for future achievement and a sense of self-worth that can last a lifetime.
Teens With Promise is a 501(c)3 charitable, nonprofit organization with a mission of enhancing development and building resiliency among disadvantaged and emancipated teens in the Colorado Springs area. The charity operates a volunteer-based office dedicated to providing teenagers with the supplies they need to start and stay in school. Children of Promise understands that many disadvantaged youth would rather skip school than tell a friend or peer that they cannot afford school supplies, they cannot afford clothes, or they dont have the money to join the soccer team. Through caring staff and dedicated volunteers,
Teens With Promise ensures the social, emotional, and academic development of our youth. The goal is to empower youth to be physically, emotionally, and mentally healthy and ready to enter adulthood.
To fulfill this mission, Teens With Promise recruits local professionals such as physicians, dentists, orthodontists, and optometrists and unites them with our youth in need. These professionals work through Teens With Promise to donate their time and talents to help teens who would otherwise go without proper care. With the cooperation of local churches and businesses, we have provided middle and high school students with backpacks and school supplies; winter coats and other clothing; sports equipment, sports physicals and recreational opportunities; as well as fulfilling educational needs such as paying for summer school, college applications and more.
Teens With Promise was established with the primary focus of serving youth who might otherwise fall through the cracks of our educational, social services and child welfare systems. It is our belief that we can best serve our community by creating or renewing a capacity for hope and resiliency. During our last year of operation (2007), we served more than 800 individuals. Teens With Promise is making an impact in our community!