Teen Mom: a fashion show to benefit the students of Hilltop high school
Sunday, May 25th
Chez Spencer Restaurant
82 14th Street at Folsom
All the proceeds go to the Hilltop School. Hilltop is the only high school in San Francisco dedicated to the education of teen parents. Their mission is to: “enable pregnant and parenting teens to progress towards completion of their secondary education, to make responsible and informed decisions, to have healthy pregnancies and healthy families, to become responsible, effective parents, and to become contributing, well adjusted, self-sufficient members of their communities.”
The Hilltop School does an amazing job of educating teen parents, both in academics and in parenting. They want to do more, but because of lack of funds they can’t. One of the greatest challenges that keeps teen mothers from graduating from high school is transportation. To increase the attendance rates, Hilltop needs funds to create a taxi voucher system that will provide transportation for their students. Many of the students come from all over San Francisco and have to take multiple buses and travel great distances. This is difficult enough, but even more challenging when you are traveling with a newborn baby in a stroller, a baby bag, and a backpack. Hilltop would like to put together a taxi voucher system and distribute a certain number of vouchers to each girl, which they can use in urgent situations.