Teen pregnancies are rife with challenge. From the social, emotional and academic toll to the often tragic health risks.
Student Voices | American Graduate
NPT has been working with at risk students to learn what they see as the obstacles standing between them and high school graduation. Issues like skipping class, working long hours outside of school, destructive relationships, family problems and learning disabilities are just a few of the hurdles that stand between high school students and their diplomas. In these videos they describe their experiences and offer some first hand perspective on what it takes to get an education.
During his sophomore year, Elijah thought he might have fallen too far behind to graduate from high school.
Working long hours at an after school job puts students at greater risk of dropping out.
Everything seemed to be working in Alma's favor until she was unexpectedly separated from her parents.
Drugs made their way into Josh's life at an early age. Staying in school was a challenge ever since.
By the age of seven, Charles had lost his mother to drugs and his father to prison.
A student at one of Nashville's non-traditional high schools talks about his early academic struggles and the wayward pull of negative peers.