Every Child Deserves a Bright Future
Our Success from the Start program provides young parents with the tools to ensure a bright future for their children.
This includes learning positive parenting skills that focus on discipline methods other than corporal punishment.
Many Little Steps participants have experienced some form of childhood trauma, and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) take an economic toll on the community.
We are being proactive.
Teaching positive parenting skills and connecting with mentors are just two of the ways Little Steps is helping young parents reduce the risk that their children will experience childhood trauma.
As of July 2022, there were 3947 children in foster care in South Carolina. Almost 500 of those children are right here in Greenville County.
You can help us raise the funds necessary to continue working with the young families in our community and keep their children out of the foster care system.
Through peer groups and mentorship, Little Steps participants are more likely to graduate from high school, have realistic parenting expectations, and have a network of support.
These factors ultimately reduce the risk of abuse and neglect and prepare their children for kindergarten, which is crucial to successful outcomes and breaking unhealthy generational cycles.
Every child is innocent of the circumstances they are born into and deserves a bright future.
With the rise in inflation, our overhead costs have increased, and we find ourselves in a precarious position. Our funding needs are at a critical level. We need YOU to help us keep our services available to the young families in our community -- positively impacting their children and generations to come.