Nine amazing young mothers, nine high school diplomas

Posted on Thursday May 28, 2015

“If there were no Passages program for teen parents, I wouldn’t have gone back to regular
high school. I might have gotten my GED, but I’m so happy to be getting my high school diploma. With the help of Passages I have gotten my own apartment, worked, made new friends, volunteered, got Sophia into a great daycare, did my taxes by myself, and I’m working on getting my license. I want to be the first one in my family to go to college. I want to be a counselor for young kids who are going through struggles, because I know I can help. I don’t want to live in public housing for the rest of my life, or worry about how I’m going to make dinner for Sophia, or buy her the things she needs. I want my daughter to watch me graduate from college and see that even though life is hard, if you keep trying and working hard you can accomplish anything.”-Kelsey Turner, Passages Class of 2015

This year, we will graduate 19 students who once thought they’d never complete high school.  Nine of them earned their diplomas while also raising young children.  Here are their incredible stories:

Passages Grad Press June 2015