Jeannette Michelle

KISH: Tell us about you…

JM: Jeannette Michelle is a servant and minister at the Kingdom Culture Church in Chester Pa. She is a mother of 5 children Autumn, Amir, Amani, Ahmad and August. Jeannette is the founder of Autumns House, Inc a non profit maternity care home for adolescent parenting and pregnant teen girls. Jeannette is also the founder of Pretti Girls. A mentoring program for adolescent girls, where is mission is to prevent adolescent pregnancy by building self esteem, developing positive social and emotional skills, teaching life skills and promoting education.

KISH: What is your dream and how will accomplishing your dream benefit you and others?

JM: My dream is to open multiple maternity homes for pregnant and parenting teens girls.

As a teen parent, trying to finish high school and attempting to go to a 4 year university it was extremely hard without help. At the time, and even in now there are little to no resources that help underage teen parents. My dream helps others who are just like me with resources, housing, education, child care and supplies needed to assist with raising a child, such as diapers, wipes, car seats etc.

KISH: Who or what inspired you to keep pushing regardless of the challenges you’ve encountered?

JM: I was inspired to initially start a mentoring program that is geared toward preventing adolescent pregnancy. PRETTI Girls, holds multiple sessions throughout the year and a 4 week mentoring program in the summer that deals with peer pressure, self esteem, social and emotional skills, life skills and prepares the girls for the real world. As a single mom, it has been extremely hard managing home, work and my own children. But what keeps me pushing and motivated is that I know what I have on the inside of me is needed by the next generation of girls to come. The experiences that I have had to endure as a teen parents, homelessness, domestic violence etc. will help prepare the girls who come to Autumns House for assistance.

KISH: Please provide final thoughts/advice for others by finishing this sentence… dream

JM: Dreamers…..God knew you before you were formed in your mother’s womb. Before you were born He had a plan and a purpose for your life. Before you leave this earth make sure you do everything in your power to live out your purpose. Your dream serves a purpose. Live your dream out loud with no regrets.

To contact Jeannette please visit

www.JeannetteMichelle.com

To learn more about Autumns House, Inc or to make a donation please visit

www.AutumnsHouse.org