Compassion • Empathy • Love

Growing Pains

Growing Pains is a pregnancy & teen parent mentoring program.

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Growing Pains is a resource group for students and teens who are parents of babies and/or young children, or pregnant and expecting a child.

We provide emotional and spiritual support, as well as help to meet their basic needs of food, diapers, baby items and children clothing. Through Growing Pains the students receive valuable information, parental training and important resources.

Both fathers and mothers are encouraged to attend our programs!

The students also receive information on how best to express themselves in their relationships, in school and in the work place, as well as opportunities to learn more about themselves through speakers, mentors and group discussions. 

Thank you for not giving up on me nor all our parents in Growing Pains. Thank you for everything!
— Joanna, Parent
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Our Impact

80% of teen parents involved in Growing Pains go on to graduate high school. 

Growing Pains began as a grassroots, volunteer driven organization 11 years ago. Seeing the need for unconditional love, understanding and support, Growing Pains was birthed out of the desire to simply serve and show kindness to those going through a major growing pain in their life.


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We began in one local high school, and are now connected with 4 high schools in the Inland Empire and growing. We also provide a program outside of the high school for those that need it.



Years serving our community

Students are hungry for connection. They feel very disconnected to the world, because they have entered another world – parenting. We provide mentorship, practical needs and teach parental skills.



percent graduate high school

An estimated 80% of teen parents involved in Growing Pains go on to graduate high school! This is the result of compassion and community.

Get Involved

Growing Pains began as a volunteer driven organization and volunteers are still the structure of this non profit. We are always in need of help with our high school group discussions during the day,  help with our evening classes in providing and serving food, and speakers to share with our group about living skills or educational topics.  We also need mentors in supporting moms and dads with compassion, practical advice, etc. Childcare, teachers volunteers are needed for our Thursday night group- this is a 6 week commitment.

Please consider supporting Growing Pains with a regular monthly contribution!


join a Program

Growing Pains is a resource group for students and teens who are parents of babies/ young children, or pregnant.

Volunteer opportunities

What we do wouldn’t be possible without your support, and we are always looking for helping hands to join us.

Make a Donation

Your donation helps local, young parents graduate high school, learn parental skills and support basic needs.

I cannot put into words all that Growing Pains means to my family and I . GP has been a lighthouse in the midst of a storm. They have blessed me and encouraged me to bless others. I am a better parent for being a part of this amazing group of people. I have learned so much with the classes provided. My marriage is better, my finances are better and my mental health is better. Thank you to all in Growing Pains for showing me and my family love.
— Adriana, Teen Parent
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