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Motivation for Young Parents is a blog for is a place where young parents and for supporters of young parents, to gain and/or give motivation and inspirational support. I was a teen parent who was raised by a mother who was a teen parent. I understand the struggles of an teen parent and have done public speaking in support of teen parents. I also work as a case manager/ home visitor position working with teen parents. I started this page because I wanted a place to share my experience and knowledge. Thanks for checking out my page.



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Statistics

Teen Mother Choices’ Statistics




Since 1989, over 400 teen mothers have found practical assistance through Teen Mother Choices. Of those 400 mothers, 90% of them have “graduated” themselves out of the program or are currently working towards “graduation”. That is to say, they have come to a point in their lives where they feel they have become able to live independently away from the support of Teen Mother Choices. Of those 90% who have graduated from TMC:

  • 100% of those teen mothers needing to complete their high school education or technical certificate program, did so!
  • Full-time employment was attained by 98% of teen mothers who chose not to  pursue further education!
  • Of those eligible for college or trade school 93% chose to further their education!
  • Only 13 teen mothers were asked to leave the program because they had subsequent pregnancies while they participated in the program!
  • 30% of all teen girls who have dropped out of high school cite pregnancy or parenthood as a key reason
  • Many teen parents who are unable to complete high school pursue a GED but obtaining a GED is also a challenge.  Almost one-half of former teen mothers who completed a GED did so after the age of 18.
  • 1 out of 3 (34%) young women who had been teen mothers, earned neither a diploma nor a GED compared to only 6 % of young women who had not had a teen birth. 
  • Teen pregnancy has declined 42 % since its peak in 1990 and the U.S. teen birth rate is now at an all-time low. 
  •  Despite this impressive progress, however, it is still the case that nearly 3 out of 10 girls in this country will become pregnant before the age of 20. 
  •  The United States has the highest rate of teen pregnancies in the developed world—approximately 750,000 pregnancies to teens each year.


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