Did you know that one out of every 10 babies born in the U.S. is born to a teenager, and locally 1,000 teenagers experience pregnancies each year in Mecklenburg County alone?
Once a teenager becomes a mom, statistically she faces a significantly increased risk of:
  • Dropping out of high school
  • Struggling with sustainable employment
  • Difficulty parenting her child in a healthy way
Imagine how isolating that can be!
Teen moms and their babies are some of the most vulnerable and easily overlooked families in Charlotte – and now more than ever.
Charlotte YoungLives kicked off in April 2017 to have a role in meeting these needs by offering practical help and the hope found in the Gospel of Jesus. We met 25 moms our first year of ministry and have continued to see that the need is great. Each year we have doubled the number of moms reached, with more than 125 moms connecting with Charlotte YoungLives In the past year alone. We long to continue to grow to meet the needs of pregnant and parenting teens In Charlotte.


  • Regular parenting education and support groups in 6 high schools

  • Monthly “club” where we gather with teen moms from all over the city, including moms from 12+ high schools and moms not currently in school
  • Contact with over 150 teen moms

  • 25 volunteer mentors who spend regular time with teen moms and their children on a weekly basis.
  • Discipleship and 1:1 mentoring
  • A YoungLives committee made up of volunteers and community leaders from the greater Charlotte community.