‘Unlock the Future’ opens doors for teen moms
More than 100 supporters attended the inaugural “Unlock the Future” soiree at the Old Palm Golf Club onNov. 9 benefiting The Open Door, a nonprofit organization dedicated to mentoring teen mothers in Palm Beach County.
Volunteers and mentors from the organization are committed to breaking the generational cycles by providing each teen momwith a Christian mentor. Through supplementing the cost of childcare, The Open Door works to help each teen mom continue their education, gain employment, attend weekly life skill classes, delay further pregnancies and to eventually become independent from financial assistance.
Guests were invited to a Tommy Bahama-style evening of wine and beer, cigar rolling and an auction. Items included trips to Pueblo Bonito’s Oceanfront Resorts & Spas, a private home in Cabo San Lucas, a stay at the Xbalanque’s Resort Villa in Honduras, a wishing experience with the Black and Blue Marlin Fishing Club in Costa Rica, a stay in a condo on the beach in Miami, Wine Sage’s wine tasting for a party of ten and a wine tasting aboard a 100 foot yacht provided by Chatteau Tanunda.
Attending the event were chairs Linda and Jon Drettmann, Sheri and Jeff Nelson, Sherry and Mark Murphy, Ellen and Chuck Hobbs, Dr. Chris Ramsey, Dr. Karina Leal, Michelle Eassa, Lisa and Charles Gerardi, Erin and Sean McGould, and Charles Bender.
To learn more about the organization, contact Deana Cerniglia at 561-329-2191or visit www.mentorsforteenmothers. org.