Alley’s House December mom spotlight is on Yazmin, who started the program in March and completed her GED and 60 units of learning by October. Yazmin, mother to Yazlin, aimed to pursue her educational and personal dreams and found that she needed the support system of Alley’s House to reach her goals. Since completing her GED, Yazmin has enrolled in Mountain View Community College classes in January 2015.
As part of this new chapter, Yazmin is excited to begin the journey to becoming a dentist and watching Yazlin grow. She shared that she is thankful for what Alley’s House has taught her as a parent and as a student, as it has helped make her less shy and expand her communication skills. In her role as a first-time parent, the parenting classes were essential to give her the tools needed to be a better mother.
When asked what advice she has for future graduates, Yazmin shared a quote which she reads to herself every day, Being a young mom means that we met a little early, but it also means that I get to love you a little longer. Some people said that my life ended when I had a baby, but my life had just begun. You didn’t take away from my future, you gave me a new one.