Teens with Promise, 5775 N. Academy Blvd., C/S 80918
Located inside of Promises Boutique: (Intersection of Vickers and Academy)
Teens with Promise
Studies show that teens who have the means to succeed in school classes and participate in sports, clubs, and social activities tend to have higher graduation rates, fewer unwanted pregnancies, reduced attraction to substance abuse, better self-esteem, lower obesity rates, and increased life satisfaction. Wrap that all together and these teens are much more likely to become successful and valuable members of society. The programs at Teens With Promise provide access to:
Popular teen school clothing
Teen appropriate backpacks and school supplies
Medical and dental services
Athletic fees and sports team apparel
Apparel for Homecoming and Prom events
Educational Advocates to help with school
To refer a teen for any of the Teens With Promise programs, please download an application or call 719-266-0106.
The TEACH program’s primary focus is on providing services to homeless youth living alone without adult supervision, who are wanting to finish high school. Through educational advocacy, mentoring, and wrap-around support, Teens With Promise works to improve student self-esteem among youth living in poverty, decrease truancy rates, and increase graduation rates.
Please call 719-266-0106 for more information on how to apply for this program.
Juvenile Educational Enhancement Program (JEEP)
Education - It is our aim to provide assistance for educational services designed to increase a student's potential for future success such as free school supplies, financial assistance with summer school, assistance with college enrollment fees, class fees, cap/gown for graduation fees, and much more.
Backpacks for Teens - Each year, Teens With Promise provides disadvantaged youth with new backpacks full of school supplies such as scientific calculators, binders, permanent markers, dictionaries, paper, pens, dividers, etc. Teens With Promise also delivers backpacks filled with supplies to selected schools. This allows students to discreetly ask teachers or counselors for needed items without fear of embarrassment or teasing from classmates. Medical and Dental Program
Many teenagers in El Paso County are in need of basic medical exams and routine dental care. Some are also in need of major dental services which can impact self-esteem and school attendance. Teens With Promise has created working relationships with many physicians, dentists, and orthodontists who donate their time to examine and care for youth in their offices at little or no cost. If families cannot afford the low cost fee, Teens With Promise will cover the cost to ensure youth are receiving the needed care.
Looking Good and Feeling Better Program
Everyday Wear - Teens With Promise provides new and/or gently used clothing for teenagers in the Pikes Peak region. Each teen that meets eligibility criteria is allowed to select up to three outfits at no cost. We believe that youth who have new clothes often feel better about themselves, and they are more likely to stay in school and make progress toward positive life goals.
Formal Wear - Each year, Teens With Promise hosts a Prom Dress Fashion Event with over 800 new and gently used prom dresses. High school youth in El Paso County are able to come and rent a beautiful formal gown for only $20.
Interview Wear - Youth who begin the search for their first job are sometimes at a loss in how to dress for a job interview. The Teen Shop allows teens to shop for an appropriate interview outfit with the consultation of a personal shopper.
Winter Coat Wear - During the cold months, Teens With Promise visits local high schools and youth shelters to deliver winter coats for youth in need. Hats, gloves, and scarves are also provided.
Holiday Gifts for Teens
Holiday Gifts - During the month of December, hundreds of youth are provided with three or four gifts throughout the holiday season. Teens With Promise believes everyone should feel loved at the holiday season, and we focus on teens so they are not forgotten.
Sports Participation Program
Many teens are unable to participate in school sports because they cannot afford the participation fee or equipment. Teens With Promise offers a program that allows youth to borrow sports equipment and uniforms. Youth are then able to participate in school sports throughout the year. Students may also apply for financial aid for sports participation fees and for assistance in receiving free sports physical exams.