Nicole Lynn Lewis is a former teen mother. As statistics show, many teen parents will not finish college by the time they reach 30 years old. However, Nicole found a way to push herself through education and help motivate other teen parents to do the same. A few years ago, Nicole founded a nonprofit organization, Support Generation Hope.
Support Generation Hope helps young parents overcome some of their college obstacles. Aside from providing students with scholarships, the organization connects young parents with each other, eliminating isolation and fostering a sense of community. As a young parent, I know these types of programs are much needed. Without having someone to talk to (who understands your lifestyle) and someone to show you the light at the end of the tunnel, life can feel rough.
Last night, STEPS hosted a live twitter chat with Nicole and asked ten phenomenal questions related to teen parenthood and education. If you would like to read the entire discussion, click here!