Attending to the individual needs of at-risk children and their families, Paradise Empowers is a privately funded 501c3 nonprofit organization which enhances the quality of young lives while building hope for the future. Providing both financial backing and individual volunteers, we enable kids to take part in academic, cultural, and social programs—inside and outside the classroom— that fulfill a variety of requirements and desires.
Whether you are seeking assistance for a child or inquiring about opportunities to lend your support, we encourage you to contact us for specific information.
Empowering children with skills that motivate them to envision and pursue goals, Paradise Empowers enables at-risk kids to take advantage of numerous opportunities:
Our one-on-one and group-sponsored activities successfully encourage kids to believe in themselves and pursue their dreams. Please take a moment to learn more.
The Paradise Empowers Teen Parent Program, launched in May 2011, is available to any pregnant or parenting teen up to age 19 who resides in Henry County. The program is voluntary and is comprised of 2 major components. First, a certified parent educator who is trained in the Parents As Teachers national home visiting curriculum, will meet in the parents in their home once or twice a month to discuss child development and other parenting issues or concerns. Curriculum that is based on the child’s age at the time of the visit will be shared and demonstrated with the child. During these visits, referrals to other community agencies will also be made as needed. The second component of this program is group meetings. Group meetings will be held twice a month and offer parents a time to network, discuss their own challenges and share their successes. A parent educator will facilitate the class and offer topics such as discipline, nutrition, healthy relationships, raising a reader and reaching developmental milestones. The goals of Paradise Empowers Teen Parent Program are to maximize parenting abilities helping parents realize that they are their child’s first and most influential teacher, encourage and support students through academic success, promote self-esteem, prevent additional pregnancies, and provide information and referral to community agencies. For more information please visit the Teen Parenting Program website.
For further information please contact Apryl Mullvain