Start A TMC Program

The TMC program mission is to demonstrate the love of Jesus by coming along-side each teen mom to nurture, model, instruct and guide her into becoming a loving, responsible parent and independent, contributing member of her community.

The Teen Mother Choices Program (TMC) is a proven, outcomes-based, two-generation program designed to enter-in to every part of a teen mom’s life while encouraging, equipping and empowering her to overcome the challenges of teen parenting.

The TMC program mission is to demonstrate the love of Jesus by coming along-side each teen mom to nurture, model, instruct and guide her into becoming a loving, responsible parent and independent, contributing member of her community.

By understanding the pressing needs and barriers teen moms face to finish high school, find and keep a job with adequate pay, secure affordable childcare, housing and transportation, TMC is uniquely positioned to wrap-around each young mom with resources, mentoring, goal-setting, parenting and life-skills training that will equip and support her through her journey of adolescent parenting and into a purposeful future.

TMC Offers Every Teen Mom...

A safe and welcoming community where hope can grow

Consistent, nurturing relationships

A trusted mentor, guide and friend who will walk along-side

A life-giving weekly program

LifeSkills Workshops

Goal Setting Framework

Resources & Services

Financial Management

Job Skills Training

A New Future

To start a TMC Program in your community, consider working through our 5-Step Training Program!

The TMCI Training Process is designed to help determine if there is a need for a TMC program in your community as well as equip you with all the knowledge and resources TMCI has accumulated over the past 30 years. There are three steps in the TMCI Training Process: The Readiness Survey, The Feasibility Study, and The Licensee Director Manual. When all aspects of the training are completed, the individual trainee will be considered a TMC Program Director, and the church or other existing 501 (c) 3 organization will be a TMCI Licensee.

Step 1: The Readiness Survey

A Readiness Survey is a 20 minute “fill in the blank” survey done online. This survey will assist you as you think and pray through whether God is calling you to reach out to the teen moms in your community.

Step 2: The Feasibility Study - $300

Once you’ve completed a Readiness Survey, Teen Mother Choices International (TMCI) will review the responses and contact you about conducting a Feasibility Study. Upon purchasing access to the Feasibility Study, you will be paired with a TMCI Training Coach. This Training Coach will work with you throughout the Feasibility Study. It takes approximately 3 – 6 months to interview and complete this step. Within the Feasibility Study, there are three sections:

  • Services – researching the number of teen moms are in your community, what services are currently offered to teen moms in your community and what services are lacking.
  • Cost – how much will it cost you and your church or existing ministry to serve teen moms in your community.
  • Volunteers – how many volunteers will you need to serve seven (7) teen moms in your community

Once you’ve completed the Feasibility Study, you and your governing board will determine if you want to proceed and become an official Teen Mother Choices Program by moving on to the Director Manual Training.

Step 3: Signing the TMCI Licensing Agreement

Before committing to the final step of the TMC Training Process, a governing body representative (elder board representative, board president, pastor, etc.) from the 501(c)3 policyholder will sign the TMCI Licensing Agreement, download HERE. This document details the use of the Teen Mother Choices name, copyrighted materials, and expectations of a TMC Program. At the beginning of each LifeSkills Workshop year (September), every TMC Program must sign an updated Licensing Agreement. After completing the first full LifeSkills Workshop year, a Licensing Fee will be charged to the program.

Step 4: TMC Program Training - $2,700

After signing the TMCI Licensing Agreement, you are eligible to purchase access to the TMC Program Training for $2,700. As with the Feasibility Study, all Program Training is done online with your Training Coach. Training includes courses in:

  • Developing Mentors
  • Setting Goals
  • LifeSkills Workshops
  • Managing Volunteers
  • From Application to Graduation
  • And Much More!

Step 5: TMC Program Director Certification

After completing the TMCI Training and Licensing Process, a Teen Mother Choices Program Director Certification will be awarded if all coursework was accepted and approved. The Teen Mother Choices Program Director Certification is an endorsement and blessing given by TMCI to utilize the Teen Mother Choices name, brand, materials, and website applications to lead and operate a TMC Program.