Celebrating a milestone for parenting teens

Proud Allen grad, Victoria Santana
(right), with her son and mother.
Every parent faces challenges being the best mom or dad they can be. When the parent is a young teen, the challenges increase. So does the need for support.

LVCC at Allen has been supporting teen parents in the Allentown School District since 1981. By providing on-site child care and early education for infants and toddlers of parenting students, the center helps young parents stay in school and graduate. Their children, meanwhile, learn and grow in a safe, responsive early childhood program.

Nataezsia Hines (in pink, holding her son)
poses with three generations of her family
and LVCC teacher Monae Riveria (lower right).
Congratulations to Class of 2014 graduates! They worked hard to reach this milestone. Too many teen mothers in the U.S. never earn a diploma or GED.  We’re proud of these students and thankful to them for entrusting their children to our care. As they move on to new challenges—further education, work, or the military—we know they will continue to be the best parents they can be.

LVCC thanks the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley and the Rider Pool Foundation for supporting LVCC at Allen.
Cristina Semidy, Allen grad, holds her
son in LVCC at Allen's nursery.

Divine Robinson (left) and Leslie Cox (right)
are able to graduate with the help of ELECT
social worker, Ingrid Ferreira (center), and an
LVCC scholarship for their daughter.

Shayla Ramos (right) celebrates graduation
with her son and boyfriend.

Graduate Ana Pena (left), pictured with
her son and LVCC teacher Tanya Lang.

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