Young Parents and Education (2006)


Illinois Caucus for Adulescent Heath (ICAH) surveyed 120 pregnant and parenting youth to learn about school, self-esteem, discrimination, and their hopes for the future.

A large majority of those surveyed believe that it is important to finish high school, live in a safe place, and have medical coverage for their children and themselves. However, many respondents have faced challenges such as discrimination and even encouragement to leave school.  Nearly all report the need for significant support such as financial, emotional and childcare support in order to accomplish their goals.

Link to “Young Parents and Education (PDF)

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