According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, pregnancy and birth are significant contributors to high school dropout rates among girls. Only about 50% of teen mothers receive a high school diploma by 22 years of age, whereas approximately 90% of women who do not give birth during adolescence graduate from high school.
Teen pregnancy happens, and young moms need help. They don't need to feel like they've failed and that their future is ruined. We should lead the way on this issue with a spirit of grace. What could your WAVE do to come alongside teen moms to let them know people care?
Maria - “We are starting pro-life groups at our school and working toward more programs and resources for teen girls who get pregnant. We want to provide alternatives to abortion.”
Alexa - “Volunteering at our local pregnancy resource center, raising awareness, etc.”
DeYonna - “By helping to provide homes for pregnant teens and providing supplies for the baby.”