"Becky Morgan, a former Republican state senator, founded the nonprofit four years ago after doing similar work with Planned Parenthood for more than 20 years. She talked about the journey during an open house for Teen Success, Inc. last week at Fresno Barrios Unidos in southeast Fresno."
“Often teenagers say, ‘Why are you doing this? Were you a teen mom?’ ” Morgan says, “And I say, ‘No, I was not a teen mom, but I grew up on a farm, I didn’t have much, and people helped me and I wanted to give forward.’ And what I saw was the valedictorian of my very small high school class was pregnant when she graduated and we’ve never heard from her since."
Looking out upon the faces of many teen mothers in the crowd, Morgan adds, “and I don’t want these young women to disappear."
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Geroge, Carmen. (2015, October 05). Teen Success Inc. helps teen moms in Valley. The Fresno Bee. Retrieved from
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