Friday, July 6, 2012

Teens talk pregnancy, parenting, and education at August 3 summit

Pregnant and parenting teens participate in the August 3 New Heights Summit at Eastern High School (1700 East Capitol St NE).   The teens will join Mayor Gray and others on a panel and will talk about how the New Heights program has helped them stay in school and parent better.

Sponsored by the Department of Human Services, DC Public Schools, and the Student Support Center, the summit will share information about the program's collaborative efforts to effectively work with expectant and parenting students in the completion of their high school education.   This school-based initiative engages expectant and parenting students in 15 DC high schools (13 DCPS and two DC Public Charter Schools) and is designed to to improve the attendance and graduation rates as well as prepare the students for college or careers, and prevent subsequent pregnancies.

The summit takes place from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.   Register online.

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