December 13, 2013
Debra Wilson

Micah Program Raises Funds to Support Teen Moms

Students gave more than $1,600 to help 18 moms and 20 children have a brighter holiday season.

Micah Students Organize presents for program participants.
Micah Program participants organize presents during the Girls' Night Out event. Submitted photo

Micah students raised more than $1,650 this season for their annual Holiday Giving Project.

The Micah Program focused on making the holidays brighter for the 18 young mothers and 20 children in the Girls' Night Out Program at Caroline Mission.

Girls' Night Out, a teen-mother program designed by Neighborhood Houses and Parents as Teachers, seeks to provide "a support system helping young moms become great moms."

Led by seniors Amanda Bartelson, Emily Tuttle and DeDe Harvey, who also served as this year's program co-chairs, Micah students wrapped the gift cards, toys, books, toiletries and other surprises at the program's holiday celebration on Dec. 9. More than 150 Micah students, faculty and staff attended the event.

To learn more about the program, visit the Girls' Night Out website

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