Jubilee Home for Teenage Mothers-To-Be, Inc. is a nonprofit residence providing a structured and supportive home environment to young women in an unplanned pregnancy. It is the mission of this home to meet the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs of each mother-to-be through various support services and education in parenting and life skills. Jubilee Home seeks to empower teenage mothers to become financially independent, self-reliant, with career goals that will guide them in their life as a parent and an adult. Ultimately, it endeavors to help solve the problem of educational completion among teenage mothers, one mother at a time.
Statistics show between 1991 and 2016, the teen birth rate has declined 67% nationwide. According to the report from Centers for Disease Control, in 2016 the birthrate for adolescent females ages 15-19 were at a record low of 20.3 births per 1,000. It has also declined in all 50 states among all racial/ethnic groups. However, the US teen birthrate remains higher than that of many other developed countries, including Canada and the United Kingdom . Furthermore, Michigan adolescent birthrates, in the same age group are greater than US national, with 29.2 births per 1,000 . In addition, many research studies confirm that one of the strongest indicators of academic success for children is the level of education of the mother. In other words, when pregnant teens drop out of school the chances for their children to succeed in school are diminished. Only about 50% of teen mothers receive a high school diploma by 22 years of age, whereas approximately 90% of women who do not give birth during adolescence graduate from high school . Many research studies confirm that one of the strongest indicators of academic success for children is the level of education of the mother. In other words, when pregnant teens drop out of school the chances for their children to succeed in school are diminished.
2 Perper K, Peterson K, Manlove J. Diploma Attainment Among Teen Mothers. Child Trends, Fact Sheet Publication #2010-01: Washington, DC: Child Trends; 2010.
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We are a non-profit organization for unwed teenage mothers aimed at developing self-sufficiency.
Anjail Mitchell is the product of a 15 year old mother and at 16 years of age became pregnant, giving birth to her son a little over a month after turning 17 years old. For her child’s welfare a change had to be made. Developing a relationship with God was the beginning of this change and education was a useful tool along the way. She graduated in the top ten of her high school class, received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, a Master’s Degree in Administration and a 2nd Masters Degree in Nonprofit Management and Leadership. She has experienced several challenges growing up, but it is these challenges along with the educational victories that have motivated her to now give back. Realizing that she could have been a statistic is the driving force behind her desire to assist and help teenage mothers succeed in society.
Chief Operating Officer
Tane’ Jackson is the Executive Assistant for the Vice President of Human Resources at a major hospital in Detroit, Michigan. She is a member of various professional health care committees, Coordinator of the Employee Appeals Process as well as the Engagement Coach for leaders throughout the hospital. She has completed her Associates Degree in Management and is currently working towards her Bachelor Degree in Organizational Management, both with honors. She is also a Property Manager, Notary for the State of Michigan, and the Club Chair for an up and coming professional social club for women. Tane’ also finds time to volunteer at various shelters in the Metropolitan area and participates in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks and the American Heart Association walks. She is a single mother of two and recognizes the struggles of being a single parent which is why she fully believes in the mission of Jubilee Home, a much needed and necessary program.
Samarachere’ Erkard obtained her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Eastern Michigan University. She currently works at the US Postal Service where she facilitates training programs for groups of diverse employees. She served as the director of Rainbow Village Child Care Center for nearly five years. As the director, she directly managed a staff and coordinated tutorial programs that aligned students with employees to make sure the children were getting adequate support. She demonstrated her supervision and leadership skills, while fostering a strong culture for teamwork. She is a member of the EyeCU Reading and Social Network, a group that promotes literacy and supports various charitable organizations throughout the year. Sam, as she is affectionately called, is a skilled counselor, negotiator, communicator and motivator and she is very familiar with advocating for and mentoring young women.
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Phone: (248) 387-9427
PO Box 2464, Southfield, MI 48037