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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Scholars Capstone Spotlight: Teen Moms

Qua Daja Harrington, a recent graduate of Ridge View's Scholars Academy for Business and Law, worked on advocating for teen mothers to get the support that they need throughout the United States as part of her Senior Capstone Research Project. Her research centered upon the question “How does society stereotypes affect teenage mothers mentally as well as the people around them?” This case study focused on, the experiences and circumstances of teenage mothers, dealing with teen moms of all race who are enrolled in High School. This project is designed to support teenage mothers who need help and do not get the support that they need, starting from providing for the mother and child while giving them continuous counseling. The key of this project is to be able to show society how much their opinions actually affect teenage mothers. Teenage mothers need more help then they are actually receiving. Most states only have one or two organizations offering help to our teenage mothers. Harrington's research concluded that pregnant teenager’s lack support and are often judged by others. You can follow Harrington on Twitter @strongteenmoms. She will be attending the University of South Carolina Upstate in the fall to major in Nursing.