Teen parents can thrive while raising their children! Continuing your education, as a teen parent, is important to your growing families’ self-sufficiency. Earning your high school diploma can dramatically improve your employment outlook and future earnings. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, individuals who have a bachelor’s degree earn $461 more per week than individuals with just a high school diploma. That equals $23,972 more per year! See https://www.bls.gov/emp/chart-unemployment-earnings-education.htm
However, motherhood is the leading cause of school dropout among teenage girls. (source: Pregnancy Info). Fortunately, teen parents with supportive services can graduate high school at the same rate as their non-parenting peers. Organizations and local service providers that focus on education for pregnant or parenting teens are part of the Teen Parent Collaborative. They can support you in finding the right education solution for your situation.
A Florence Crittenton mother graduating from high school and her child graduating from the early education childhood center.
Education is key to financial security and lifelong success. Resources and support services available through the TPC member organizations can help you along the way. Explore our resource directory to find the help that’s right for you.