Florence Crittenton Services’ Family Engagement Program helps family members to understand the importance of their role in both the teen mother’s and the young child’s lives. One of the most important parts of this program are the monthly Family Events held here on campus. These events are typically held in the late afternoons and include our teen mothers, their children, family members, and partners. Dinner is often provided. Events include fun activities for families, as well as educational components such as information about our services and workshops about safe sleep, nutrition on a budget, or parenting techniques.
Summer Camp activities are organized for 10 weeks to provide teen mothers with social-emotional support, life skills, personal development, and relationship-building to strengthen reintegration to school in the fall. The programs for teen mothers are focused around three areas: personal growth, adventure, and children’s activities. For example, activities can include mountain bike riding, zip lining, spoken-word poetry classes through Youth on Record, visits to the Denver Zoo, Denver Art Museum and Denver Museum of Nature & Science, mother and child swimming lessons, and bilingual story time at Denver Public Library.