Pregnant and Parenting Teen Initiative

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Changing the future for teen parents

Each year in the United States one million teenage girls become pregnant before they leave high school. Approximately half of these young women give birth, keep and raise their children.

An initiative of the Pennsylvania Departments of Education and Public Welfare

Research clearly shows that one of the most critical factors in determining future success for a pregnant or parenting teen is the attainment of a high school diploma. Those who leave school without a diploma often begin the journey of a lifetime of poverty and dependence on public welfare. Teenage pregnancy has serious implications for both parent and child. Children of adolescent parents are often at higher risk for health problems, developmental delays and learning problems when they reach school age.

Schools are making a difference for pregnant and parenting teens and their children in Pennsylvania.

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