Teens with Promise operates a Teen Shop dedicated to providing teenagers with the supplies they need to start and stay in school. Teens are provided with clothing, school supplies, sports equipment, medical/dental care, and holiday gifts. The charity also provides services to homeless youth trying to finish school. All materials are provided at no cost to the student. Teens with Promise has provided services to over 5,000 youth in El Paso County.
Our organizational mission is to advocate for at-risk teens in the Pikes Peak Region by creating and enhancing opportunities
to complete their education, while promoting recreation and
Teens with Promise was established with the primary focus of serving individuals who might otherwise fall through the cracks of our educational, social services, and child welfare systems. It is our belief that we can best serve our community by creating or renewing a capacity for hope and resiliency among young people. We have discovered that children who develop resiliency have a greater chance of success in adulthood. Recent theories define resiliency as a capacity for successful adaptation in the face of adverse conditions. Basically, children who can experience as normal a life as possible have a better chance for successful life outcomes. We believe that we can help normalize life for the needy youth in our community.