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Pathways to Postsecondary Success for Pregnant and Parenting Teens (April 12, 2013)

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When Apr 12, 2013
from 01:00 PM to 02:15 PM
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Pathways to Postsecondary Success for Pregnant and Parenting Teens

Hosted by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR)

Student Parent Success Initiative (SPSI)

Friday, April 12, 2013 1:00—2:15 p.m. E.T.


For too many teen parents, parenthood marks the end of their high school careers as well as any aspirations these young parents may have harbored for attending college. Many programs do exist to support pregnant and parenting teens in completing high school, but fewer focus intensively on college preparation. This webinar will highlight findings from a forthcoming IWPR report on teen parent programs that actively promote transitions to college in addition to high school graduation. The panel will feature the perspectives of leaders from three of the promising approaches highlighted in the report and leading advocates for teen parents and the programs working to assist them.


  • Cindy Costello, Ph.D., author of upcoming IWPR Pathways paper
  • Pat Paluzzi, President /CEO, Healthy Teen Network
  • Susan Carparelli, President and CEO, Florence Crittenton
    Services of Colorado, Denver, CO
  • Andrea DeSantis, New Heights Program Manager, Washington, DC
  • Anne Teschner, Director, The Care Center, Holyoke, MA
  • Moderator: Tiffany Boiman, Senior Outreach and Policy Analyst, IWPR

Topics will include:

  • Highlights and key findings from IWPR’s forthcoming report on pathways to postsecondary success for pregnant and parenting teens.
  • An overview of policies and programs that support efforts to help pregnant and parenting teens complete high school and pursue college careers.
  • Testimonials and expertise of program officials representing three distinct program models that encourage both high school completion and college attendance for teen parents.

Participants will have the opportunity to submit questions and comments to presenters.

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