“There were certain words we heard again and again from moms at the end of this program, especially strong, independent and empowered. They learned that they really do have choices in life and can take back control over their futures.

“I am becoming a strong-willed, independent mother and person: the best version of myself!”

— Alexis, Program Participant

This realization was especially powerful for participants who had grown up in poverty and felt absolutely determined to create a different situation for their own children. They said the past won’t impact how their families move forward. And once they were able to see that path in the form of a new career, they were on it. Some are already looking toward advances in the medical field, such as becoming registered nurses or paramedics.”

— Brittany Gray, Sweetwater Program Director

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