Recently, my colleague, Marj Southworth, and I met with 25 residents of the Light House, a maternity home in Kansas City providing comprehensive care for young women facing unplanned pregnancies. Ranging in age from 14 to 30, the women we met were all in different stages of their educational careers.
Our goals for the trip, outside of providing individualized educational counseling sessions for program residents, were to discuss educational goals, present ways to make them work financially, and to talk about avenues for success in college.
We received many inspiring updates from several young women whom we had counseled in past visits. One past resident, we’ll call her “Joan,” received a full scholarship to a private college for nursing.