Position Statement: Educational Equity for Young People Who Are Pregnant & Parenting

Date: September 11, 2017

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Healthy Teen Network shares position statements on relevant issues for young people as a resource to support your advocacy efforts. See more position statements here.

Healthy Teen Networks supports educational equity and systems of support that aid young people who are pregnant and parenting to complete high school. When pregnant and parenting youth graduate from high school, they have an increased chance of seeking post-secondary education and being workforce prepared, and they have a reduced chance of living in poverty and/or needing public assistance. Young parents with a high school diploma can better contribute to the developmental health of their children. Further, schools that provide improved supports for these students demonstrate critical efforts to reduce their dropout rates.

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Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2017). Position statement: Educational equity for young people who are pregnant or parenting. Baltimore: Author. Available from http://www.healthyteennetwork.org/resources/position-statement-educational-equity-young-people-pregnant-parenting/

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