Wayland Resident Helping Young Parents
Tempo is a one-stop resource center for young adults with extra challenges. One of those extra challenges may be being a young parent with limited funds.
When Elodie Carel of Wayland found out about Wayside’s Tempo Young Adult Resource Center through a neighbor and heard about the young adults who use the program’s resources, she knew this would be perfect place for her Gold Award.
The Gold Award is the highest and most prestigious award in Girl Scouting. This award challenges girls in high school to change the world, or at least their corner of it, by developing a sustainable project that will benefit a community.
The National Diaper Bank Network defines diaper need as the lack of a sufficient supply of diapers to keep an infant or toddler clean, dry and healthy. Unfortunately, this affects nearly 6 million babies in the U.S. ages 3 or younger who live in poor or low-income families. One in three American families struggle with diaper need and government programs do not cover them, as they do not recognize diapers as a basic need.
Carel has coordinated donations for diapers and wipes every month with various local organizations, including the Boy Scouts of America, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Brigham & Women's Hospital, MCPHS, Good Shepard Parish in Wayland and Stop & Shop. She hopes by the end of the project, donations for Tempo’s young adults will continue for years to come.
See Elodie's efforts featured in the Wayland Wicked Local