Graduation is the Goal
Caring staff are available on-site on eight local Rochester City School District high school campuses to help teens who are pregnant or parenting graduate and look to the future.
Each year, the YWCA serves hundreds of pregnant and parenting young mothers and their children through our School-age Parents Program.
In group and individual counseling sessions, young women learn how better to communicate, make decisions, set goals and more. They plan and implement service learning projects. They attend workshops on parenting and career exploration. They visit local colleges. Above all, they find the acceptance and encouragement they need to believe in their own potential.
For more information on this program, please call (585)546-5820.
Last year over 70% of the seniors taking part in the YWCA's School-age Parents program graduated high school or obtained their GED, despite the additional challenges of early parenting.
Help more young mothers like LaShondra graduate high school.