Rise to the Challenge: Support Young Families’ Quest for Success
The Alliance’s 13th annual Teen Parent Lobby Day was an amazing experience for everyone who attended. This event was a unique opportunity for teen parents to advocate to policymakers through speeches, videos, one-on-one meetings with legislators, and multi-media art displays.
Among the speakers and supporters at Teen Parent Lobby Day included Senator Thomas McGee, Representative James O’Day, and City Councilor Ayanna Pressley.
Aside from being strong advocates for teen parenting support, young parents reminded policymakers that they are parents, just like anyone else. Regardless of age, they have the same worries and concerns for their babies. Their children are their motivation and inspiration to create better futures and they can do it with the right support.
“As Maya Angelou once said, I would like to be known as an intelligent woman.”
– Katherine M., Teen Parent
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