Posted: Jan 7, 2013 9:55 AM
Source: Associated Press
LAFAYETTE- The Lafayette Parish School System plans to launch a program next school year for teen mothers and pregnant teens that would provide on-campus child care and support services for the young mothers.
Schools Superintendent Pat Cooper says the program will be housed at Northside High School with a goal of expanding the program to all high schools in the 2014-15 school year.
Cooper says the program is twofold, with a focus on providing teen mothers the support they need to finish high school while also preparing their children for kindergarten.
He estimated that 100 to 150 girls in Lafayette Parish qualify for the program.