Above: Oumou (left) and Kyndal (right) dressed up and ready to head to prom.
Graduating seniors who are in The Foundling’s Young Mothers Program attended their high school prom this month.
Kyndal and Oumou, both moms who are part of The Foundling’s DeSales Mother/Child Program, attended the dance, which was held on boat that launched from Hoboken, New Jersey. With the assistance of staff, the girls got dolled up – complete with corsages – and were escorted to the dance.
Both Kyndal and Oumou spoke fondly of their time at the big dance, noting they’ll cherish the memories most of all.
“I liked everything about it – seeing all my friends. Everybody was having fun,” Oumou says. “And getting ready for the prom, the dress. We loved everything.”
The Foundling’s Mother/Child Program offers residential educational, mental health and medical support for new and prospective teen mothers who have been in foster care and do not have internal support systems to help them. Learn more about our Young Mothers Program here.