Teen Parent Lobby Day 2013

Tomorrow. Me. Boston. Volunteering. Here.  Wahoo!

Teen Parent Lobby Day 2013

Not the Exception: Making Young Parent Success the Rule
March 28, 2013, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Massachusetts State House, Great Hall and Grand Staircase

The Alliance’s 14th annual Teen Parent Lobby Day will feature opportunities for teen parents to advocate to policymakers through speeches, one-on-one meetings with legislators and multi-media art displays. Lobby Day is an exciting opportunity for expectant and parenting teens to take part in influencing the public policies that directly impact their lives.

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2 Thoughts.

  1. You go, girl! You’re amazing and I bet your voice will make a positive difference in someone’s life. Reading this brought to mind that I was an excellent mother to my raised son born only 4 years following the surrender of my firstborn. I was an excellent mother to my firstborn when I finally found her after searching for 15 years. So of course, with just a little bit of emotional and financial support, nothing would have prevented me from having been an excellent mother when I was a teen! I hope today is a great day for the teen voices to be heard.

  2. Oh, I did not do anything. Merely showed up as a volunteer to assist the Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy. It was truly an honor to help them and be in the presence of so many successfully parenting teens.

    Teens and sponsoring organization were there to lobby their state representatives for support and services. It was quite powerful and rather emotional for me. If I only I had the support, knowledge and strength in 1986…my life and my daughters would be very different. Like you, I am and always have been a good mother. I could have been a good mother to my daughter. I was a good girl, a smart girl, full of potential. I wish I had known of the types of organizations I came across today. I wish I had found a young parent support group. I wish so much…even today. I realize there is little gained in remorse but I do believe (much like my grandmother did) that to move forward and improve the we must never forget the past. I reflected on it a great deal today. It was bittersweet.

    More to come in a blog post.

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