This is a testimonial from a service provider working with HS students. Teen girls who are pregnant decide to stay in school and go on to college. Testimonial provided by Rosalba Castillo, Provider with Community Family Center in Houston, TX.
We had two high school girls who became pregnant in their senior year and were ready to drop out of school. They met the Community Family Center youth educator at their high school and signed up for the program. Before they knew it, it was almost the end of the school year and they were going to finish high school; their babies were due in July.
They stated that the program had changed the way they were looking at their lives and learned that they could still continue to attend college and have a brighter future for themselves and their babies. This is their second year at the community college.