Free downloadable infographic shows the challenges young mothers face to finish their education and how the Teen Success, Inc. program helps.
There are expected to be over 62,000 pregnant and parenting young women under the age of 22 in California.
Without support, less than 24,000 of these young mothers will graduate high school, and less than 2,000 will complete college by age 30.
Despite the downward trend of teen pregnancy in the United States over the last decade, there are communities across the U.S. where teen pregnancy rates remain high.
These are under-resourced, low-income communities.
Of Teen Success, Inc.’s participants: 94% are women of color and 96% are living in poverty. Young women of color from low-income backgrounds are disproportionately affected by teen pregnancy. They face a cycle of poverty and young parenthood that clings on generation after generation.
Teen Success, Inc.’s two-generational program model works to break the cycle of poverty.
For low-income students, navigating barriers to education alone is hard; and for young mothers, remaining engaged in school becomes harder. They face shaming from educators, punitive absence policies, and a lack of support for moms who breastfeed.
As part of Teen Success, Inc.’s intensive, research-based approach, young mothers receive the supports and the education they need in four key areas to create thriving futures for their families, including:
Teen Success, Inc. has empowered over 1,500 young families to realize their dreams; over 85% of participants have graduated from high school, and participants spend an average of 16 minutes reading to their children daily to prepare them for their own educational success.
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Teen Success, Inc. empowers young mothers to complete high school and persist through post-secondary education while nurturing their child’s positive development to ensure the success of the whole family.
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