Samara’s Village, founded in late 2015, is a grassroots, charitable non-profit with a vision to positively affect the health and well-being of families in our community for generations to come. We offer programs and one-on-one mentorship to assist pregnant and parenting teens, who live in Brunswick County. Participants in our programs are being educated, equipped, and empowered to raise their children in a manner that will have a lasting impact, improving their chances at success later in life. Our founders chose to serve pregnant and parenting adolescents because Brunswick County’s teen pregnancy rates are higher than the surrounding counties and most of the counties in North Carolina. Research has shown teen parents and their children are at a higher risk for becoming unhealthy physically, socially and emotionally. Samara’s Village is the first and only charity of its kind in the county. We recognized that in order for this at-risk population to succeed in raising healthy families, they needed support. We believe in the power of education to change lives. Therefore, pregnancy and parenting education is our main service; not just for the young mothers, but the fathers, also.