Two years ago at age 16, Veronica found out she was pregnant. She had little support from the family and friends in her life. She didn’t know how she was going to secure basic items for her baby such as diapers and bottles. She felt lost and alone.
Now Veronica is a freshman at San Jose State University studying nursing, the first in her family to go to college. She is motivated and focused on accomplishing the goals she has for herself and for her two year-old son Francisco.
How did this transformation occur? Certainly, it wasn’t overnight and it wasn’t a straight trajectory to success.
Veronica’s journey took her through the doors of Teen Success, Inc. (TSI) in December 2013. Through her participation in our program, Veronica was able to gain a vision for herself, hope for the future, confidence in her parenting abilities, and the skills to help her plan for college and her life.
Today, Veronica joins the 94% of TSI members that have graduated from high school or are on their way to do so, as compared to 50% of all teen mothers nationally. Veronica gives back by being a peer leader at TSI and is dedicated to setting a good example for her son. Veronica says, “If I can set and accomplish my goals, so can my son.”
Thanks to TSI supporters, TSI has been able to serve over 400 mothers and their children in the last three years who are gaining the skills necessary for long-term success.
Please join us, by making a gift to TSI this holiday season.
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