When Giselle Meza found out she was pregnant, she had no idea when or if she would finish high school. But now, after joining a teen parent program, she’s committed to graduating.

How do teen parent programs help students finish high school and go on to college or careers? And how do they help the babies they are raising?


  • Giselle Meza, Student, Helping Our Parenting Students Excel (HOPE), Kings Valley Academy (Learn4Life)
  • Lasherica Thornton, Reporter, EdSource

Read more from EdSource: Hanford program supports teen parents while they finish high school

Education Beat is a weekly podcast hosted by EdSource’s Zaidee Stavely. This episode is produced by Jennifer Molina.

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Ann Abajian
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