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"You can still finish high school and even go to college."
Takeya graduated from high school in 2010 as part of the YWCA's School-Age Parents program. Through Successful Futures for Youth, she continues to work with her case manager on many new goals, including college. She started classes at MCC and plans to study nursing.
"I’m thankful for everything that my case manager went through with me and the support that she gave me."
To other young mothers, she says, "Don't ever give up, no matter what anyone says."