I met Brook in 2017 and had a great experience telling her story for The Salvation Army. As a teenager she found herself coping with being a single mother before her High School Graduation. Luckily she found support at a local school designed with her situation in mind. Eventually she graduated and became a professional Chef. I was honored to share her story and the the story of the girls currently enrolled at the same school that helped her get to where she is now.
According to statistics, parenthood is the leading reason that teen girls drop out of school. The CDC estimates that more than 50% of teen mothers never graduate from high school. The Salvation Army’s Marian Pritchett Center seeks to reverse this trend by providing second chances to teen mothers who may be expressing doubts about their lives and futures. The center prides itself on providing leading education, mentorship, and resources to help teen mothers while equipping them to become healthy, responsible parents with stable lives and careers.