5 Resources to Support and Empower Teen Parents

Young parents walk with their toddler in a park.
Founded by young mothers, the #NoTeenShame Campaign offers solidarity and support to young parents around the country.

Raising a child is hard work. For some teen parents, the journey is made even harder by schools and communities that judge them, deny them of their rights, or assume they can’t raise their children well. Across the country, organizations are stepping up to support teen parents by focusing on their resilience and pathways to success.

In this slideshow, we highlight five campaigns and organizations that highlight the strengths and needs of young parents. Once you've scrolled through the photos, visit the websites below to access related information and resources. 

#NoTeenShame Campaign

The PushBack 

Justice for Young Families Initiative

National Women's Law Center

The Young Parents’ Dignity Agenda (PDF, 1.6MB)

For more on teen parenthood, explore these NCFY articles:

“5 Things to Know About Teen Parents and How to Help Them”

“Doulas Support Young Moms”

“6 Tips for Connecting with Pregnant and Parenting Teens”

“Q&A: What Young Fathers Need”

 

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