17 Young Mothers Are Now JCPS High School Graduates
WLKY had a story about young mothers from the Georgia Chaffee Teenage Parent Program reached an educational milestone on Thursday by graduating high school.
The program is designed to keep students from dropping out despite teen pregnancy and parenting. 17 ladies walked across the stage and then swapped their pink graduation caps for pink crowns. Many had to get up extra early to care for their baby before catching the bus…stay up late studying and no “me time”. But they pushed through because they valued their education and wanted to set a strong example for their kids.
Now many are moving on to college with scholarships and confidence that their future can be anything they want it to be!
In other JCPS news, 32 students graduated with master’s degrees and committed to working for JCPS for at least 5 years, helping to ease the teacher shortage!