A few months ago my life suddenly changed I found out that I was pregnant and I am only 17 years old While this has come earlier than I expected, I will soon be a mommy to my son It will be my responsibility to care for my child To feed him, to clothe him, […]
My anger comes and my anger goes When it comes I often forget To think about myself and the others around me My anger makes me want to scream and shout My anger makes me not care at all because I am in such pain This causes me to sometimes hurt those around me Those […]
Carissa is 19-years-old and graduated from Clay High School in June 2013. Graduating is a life event that Carissa was very excited about; because it means that her adult life is beginning. Carissa is the second person in her family to graduate; her older sister was the first. She dreams of attending Indiana University or […]
Gabby is 11-years-old and is going into the 5th grade. She was held back when she was in first grade because she had a difficult time learning to read. She feels that being held back was a “good thing” because she is now a more fluent reader and has more confidence in herself. She also […]
Katrina is a 16-year-old girl who attends Clay High School in South Bend, Indiana. She enjoys art in many forms, participating in drama productions, Mock Trials, and trying new things. Katrina stated “I love meeting new people” and “I love the diversity at my school.” Katrina has a phenomenal outlook about her life and her […]
Allie has attended four schools because her family has moved many times during her childhood. She has lived in Texas, Arkansas, and now lives in South Bend, Indiana, where she attends Jefferson Intermediate School. Her family came to this area because her step-dad is working on his Ph. D. at Notre Dame. She currently lives […]
Tiara, age 16, says that being a teenager in South Bend, Indiana is a “struggle between trying to work hard for her good grades and having a job which allows her to provide a way to have the things she wants and to help her mother.” Tiara works at Little Ceaser’s Pizza where she enjoys […]
As we go through our project, Facing the Future Through the Voice of Teenage Girls, we will be posting stories, articles of interest, and guest blogs. More coming soon!