Teenage mothers have many challenges.
Two of the big ones are staying in school and giving their babies the care they need. San Diego’s Lindsay School is celebrating 20 years of helping teen moms finish high school. This year, the school also started giving the babies a good start on the educational ladder.
Itzel and Ashley, who didn’t want their last names used, are both 18 and graduating from the Lindsay School. Itzel wants to be a lawyer. She said she “likes defending people, and I don’t like injustice.” Ashley hopes to become a school counselor. so she’s majoring in psychology.
Both of their faces light up when they talk about their children. Itzel’s baby girl is 9 months old, and Ashley loves to laugh about her 2-year-old son being a handful.
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