Mar 17, 2022
More than 50% of teen mothers never graduate from high school, and less than 2% will get a college degree before age 30. On this episode, Dr. Jackie is joined by Nicole Lynn Lewis, founder of Generation Hope and author of Pregnant Girl: A Story of Teen Motherhood, College, and Creating a Better Future for Young Families. A former teen mother who put herself through college with a three-month old daughter in tow, Nicole now works every day to change that statistic. Nicole discusses what the toughest challenges were for her as a teen mom, what motivated her to get her college education, racist systems and policies that keep parents of color from entering and graduating from college, and how she is working to drive systemic change.
To learn more about Generation Hope, visit: https://www.generationhope.org/
To purchase Nicole's book, visit: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/670591/pregnant-girl-by-nicole-lynn-lewis/
To connect with Nicole on IG, follow her at: @NicoleLynnLewis / @SupportGenHope
Connect with me on IG @therealdrjackie, and check out my book THE QUEEN V for more sex, intimacy and down there health care tips!
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